Amminadab [N] [S]

kindred of the prince.

  • The father of Nahshon, who was chief of the tribe of Judah ( Numbers 1:7 ; 2:3 ; Numbers 7:12 Numbers 7:17 ; 10:14 ). His daughter Elisheba was married to Aaron ( Exodus 6:23 ).

  • A son of Kohath, the second son of Levi ( 1 Chronicles 6:22 ), called also Izhar (2,18).

  • Chief of the 112 descendants of Uzziel the Levite ( 1 Chronicles 15:10 1 Chronicles 15:11 ).

    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.

    [N] indicates this entry was also found in Nave's Topical Bible
    [S] indicates this entry was also found in Smith's Bible Dictionary

    Bibliography Information

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

  • Amminadab

    (one of the princes people ).

    1. Son of Ram or Aram, and father of Nahshon, or NAASSON (as it is written) ( Matthew 1:4 ; Luke 3:32 ); ( Numbers 1:7 ; 2:3 ; Ruth 4:19 Ruth 4:20 ; 1 Chronicles 2:10 ) One of the ancestors of Jesus Christ.
    2. The chief of the 112 sons of Uzziel, a Junior Levitical house of the family of the Kohathites. ( Exodus 6:23 ; 1 Chronicles 15:10 1 Chronicles 15:11 )
    3. In ( 1 Chronicles 6:22 ) Izhar, the son of Kohath, is called AMMINADIB; probably a clerical error.

    Bibliography Information

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


    a-min'-a-dab (`amminadhabh = "my people (or my kinsman) is generous or noble"):

    Three persons bearing this name are mentioned in the Old Testament.

    (1) In Ruth 4:19,20 and 1 Chronicles 2:10 Amminadab is referred to as one of David's ancestors. He was the great- grandson of Perez, a son of Judah (Genesis 38:29; 46:12) and the great-grandfather of Boaz, who again was the great- grandfather of David. Aaron's wife, Elisheba, was a daughter of Amminadab (Exodus 6:23), while one of the sons, namely, Nahshon, occupied an important position in the Judah-clan (Numbers 1:7; 2:3; 7:12; 10:14).

    (2) In the first Book of Chronicles (1 Chronicles 6:22) Amminadab is mentioned as a son of Kohath (and therefore a grandson of Levi) and the father of Korah. But in other genealogical passages (Exodus 6:18; Numbers 3:19; 1 Chronicles 6:2) the sons of Kohath are Amram, Izhar, Hebron and Uzziel, and in two places (Exodus 6:21; 1 Chronicles 6:38) Izhar is mentioned as the father of Korah.

    (3) According to 1 Chronicles 15:10,11 Amminadab was the name of a priest who took part in the removal of the ark to Jerusalem. He was the son of Uzziel, and therefore a nephew of Amminadab, son of Kohath (= Izhar).

    Thomas Lewis

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