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Ammiel

AMMIEL

am'-i-el (`ammi'el, "my kinsman is God"; (Ameiel)):

A name borne by four men in the Old Testament.

(1) One of the twelve spies sent into Canaan by Moses; son of Gemalli, of the tribe of Da (Numbers 13:12).

(2) A Benjamite, the father of Machir, a friend of David, living at Lodebar in Gilead (2 Samuel 9:4,5; 17:27).

(3) Father of Bathshua (or Bathsheba), one of David's wives, who was mother of Solomon (1 Chronicles 3:5). In the parallel passage, 2 Samuel 11:3, by transposition of the two parts of the name, he is called Eliam, meaning "my God is a kinsman."

(4) The sixth son of Obed-edom, a Levite, one of the doorkeepers of the tabernacle of God in David's life-time (1 Chronicles 26:5).

Edward Mack


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