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Amram

Amram [N] [H] [S]

kindred of the High; i.e., "friend of Jehovah."

  • The son of Kohath, the son of Levi. He married Jochebed, "his father's sister," and was the father of Aaron, Miriam, and Moses ( Exodus 6:18 Exodus 6:20 ; Numbers 3:19 ). He died in Egypt at the age of 137 years ( Exodus 6:20 ). His descendants were called Amramites ( Numbers 3:27 ; 1 Chronicles 26:23 ).
  • Ezra 10:34 .

    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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    [H] indicates this entry was also found in Hitchcock's Bible Names
    [S] indicates this entry was also found in Smith's Bible Dictionary

    Bibliography Information

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

  • Amram [N] [E] [S]

    an exalted people; their sheaves; handfuls of corn
    Hitchcock's Dictionary of Bible Names. Public Domain. Copy freely.

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

    Amram [N] [E] [H]

    (an exalted people ).

    1. A Levite of the family of the Kohathites, and father of Moses. ( Exodus 6:18 Exodus 6:20 ) (B.C. 1571.)
    2. A son of Dishon and descendant of Seir, ( 1 Chronicles 1:41 ) properly "Hamram" = HEMDAN in ( Genesis 36:26 )
    3. One of the sons of Bani in the time of Ezra, who had married a foreign wife. ( Ezra 10:34 ) (B.C. 459).

    [N] indicates this entry was also found in Nave's Topical Bible
    [E] indicates this entry was also found in Easton's Bible Dictionary
    [H] indicates this entry was also found in Hitchcock's Bible Names

    Bibliography Information

    Smith, William, Dr. "Entry for 'Amram'". "Smith's Bible Dictionary". . 1901.

    AMRAM

    am'-ram (`amram, "people exalted"):

    (1) Father of Aaron, Moses and Miriam (Exodus 6:20; Numbers 26:59; 1 Chronicles 6:3; 23:13); and a son of Kohath, the son of Levi (Exodus 6:18; Numbers 3:19, etc.). It is not certain that he was literally the son of Kohath, but rather his descendant, since there were ten generations from Joseph to Joshua (1 Chronicles 7:20-27), while only four are actually mentioned from Levi to Moses for the corresponding period. Moreover the Kohathites at the time of the Exodus numbered 8,600 (Numbers 3:28), which would therefore have been an impossibility if only two generations had lived. It seems best to regard Amram as a descendant of Kohath, and his wife Jochebed as a "daughter of Levi" in a general sense.

    (2) One of the Bani, who in the days of Ezra had taken a foreign wife (Ezra 10:34).

    (3) In 1 Chronicles 1:41 (the King James Version) for the properly read \HAMRAN\ of the Revised Version (British and American) (chamran), a Horite, who in Genesis 36:26 is called \HEMDAN\ (which see).

    Edward Mack


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