Amariah

Amariah [N] [H] [S]

said by Jehovah.

  • One of the descendants of Aaron by Eleazar ( 1 Chronicles 6:7 1 Chronicles 6:52 ). He was probably the last of the high priests of Eleazar's line prior to the transfer of that office to Eli, of the line of Ithamar.

  • A Levite, son of Hebron, of the lineage of Moses ( 1 Chronicles 23:19 ; 24:23 ).

  • A "chief priest" who took an active part in the reformation under Jehoshaphat ( 2 Chronicles 19:11 ); probably the same as mentioned in 1 Chronicles 6:9 .

  • 1 Chronicles 6:11 ; Ezra 7:3 .
  • One of the high priests in the time of Hezekiah ( 2 Chronicles 31:15 ).
  • Zephaniah 1:1 .
  • Nehemiah 11:4 .
  • Nehemiah 10:3 .
  • Ezra 10:42 .

    These dictionary topics are from
    M.G. Easton M.A., D.D., Illustrated Bible Dictionary, Third Edition,
    published by Thomas Nelson, 1897. Public Domain, copy freely.

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    Easton, Matthew George. "Entry for Amariah". "Easton's Bible Dictionary". .

  • Amariah [N] [E] [S]

    the Lord says; the integrity of the Lord
    Hitchcock's Dictionary of Bible Names. Public Domain. Copy freely.

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    Hitchcock, Roswell D. "Entry for 'Amariah'". "An Interpreting Dictionary of Scripture Proper Names". . New York, N.Y., 1869.

    Amariah [N] [E] [H]

    (the Lord says , i.e. promises ).

    1. Father of Ahitub according to ( 1 Chronicles 6:7 1 Chronicles 6:52 ) and son of Meraioth, in the line of the high priests.
    2. The high priest in the reign of Jehoshaphat. ( 2 Chronicles 19:11 ) He was the son of Azariah.
    3. The head of a Levitical house of the Kohathites. ( 1 Chronicles 23:13 ; 24:23 )
    4. The head of one of the twenty-four courses of priest. ( 2 Chronicles 31:15 ; Nehemiah 10:3 ; Nehemiah 12:2 Nehemiah 12:13 )
    5. One of the sons of Bani in the time of Ezra. ( Ezra 10:42 )
    6. A priest who returned with Zerubbabel. ( Nehemiah 10:3 ; Nehemiah 12:2 Nehemiah 12:13 )
    7. A descendant of Pharez. ( Nehemiah 11:4 )
    8. An ancestor of Zephaniah the prophet. ( Zephaniah 1:1 )

    [N] indicates this entry was also found in Nave's Topical Bible
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    Smith, William, Dr. "Entry for 'Amariah'". "Smith's Bible Dictionary". . 1901.

    AMARIAH

    am-a-ri'-a ('amaryah and 'amaryahu, "the Lord has said"; compare HPN, 180, 285).

    (1) A Levite in the line of Aaron-Eleazar; a son of Meraioth and grandfather of Zadok (1 Chronicles 6:7,52) who lived in David's time. Compare Zadok (2 Samuel 15:27, etc.) also Ant, VIII, i, 3 and X, viii, 6.

    (2) A Levite in the line of Kohath-Hebron referred to in 1 Chronicles 23:19 and 24:23 at the time when David divided the Levites into courses.

    (3) A Levite in the line of Aaron-Eleazar; a son of Azariah who "executed the priest's office in the house that Solomon built" (1 Chronicles 6:10 f). Compare Ezra 7:3 where in the abbreviated list this Amariah is mentioned as an ancestor of Ezra. See AMARIAS (1 Esdras 8:2; 2 Esdras 1:2) and number (4) of this article

    (4) Chief priest and judge "in all matters of Yahweh" appointed by Jehoshaphat (2 Chronicles 19:11). Possibly identical with Amariah, number (3).

    (5) A descendant of Judah in the line of Perez and an ancestor of Ataiah who lived in Jerusalem after the Babylonian exile (Nehemiah 11:4). Compare Imri (1 Chronicles 9:4) and number (7) of this article, which Amariah seems to be of the same family,

    (6) A Levite and an assistant of Kore who was appointed by Hezekiah to distributed the "oblations of Yahweh" to their brethren (2 Chronicles 31:15).

    (7) A son of Bani who had married a foreign woman (Ezra 10:42). See number (5) of this article

    (8) A priest who with Nehemiah sealed the covenant (Nehemiah 10:3); he had returned to Jerusalem with Zerubbabel (Nehemiah 12:2) and was the father of Jehohanan (compare Hanani, Ezra 10:20), priest at the time of Joiakim (Nehemiah 12:13). Compare Immer (Ezra 2:37; 10:20; Nehemiah 7:40) and also Emmeruth (the King James Version "Meruth," 1 Esdras 5:24).

    (9) An ancestor of Zephaniah, the prophet (Zechariah 1:1).

    A. L. Breslich


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    Orr, James, M.A., D.D. General Editor. "Entry for 'AMARIAH'". "International Standard Bible Encyclopedia". 1915.