Amariah (Am´uh-ri´uh; Heb., “God has spoken” or “God has promised”)

1 A Levite, an ancestor of Zadok and Ezra. Two men in one genealogical list (1Chr 6:7; 1Chr 6:11) bear this name: the first is the son of Meraioth and the second the son of Azariah. However, other lists omit one of these (1Chr 6:52; the first). 2 A Levite, the second son of Hebron of the clan of Kohath (1Chr 23:19). 3 The chief priest in Jerusalem during the reign of Jehoshaphat (2Chr 19:11). 4 A Levite who shared the responsibility for distributing the Levites’ portion of the offerings to the levitical cities during the reign of Hezekiah (2Chr 31:15). 5 A Levite who returned from the Babylonian captivity with Zerubbabel (Neh 12:2), possibly the same one who signed the covenant to keep the law (Neh 10:3) and was condemned by Ezra for marriage to a foreign woman (Ezra 10:42), although this identification is not certain. 6 A Judahite who lived in postexilic Jerusalem (Neh 11:4). 7 A family group in postexilic Jerusalem whose leader was Jehohanan (Neh 12:13). 8 A son of (King?) Hezekiah in the lineage of the prophet Zephaniah (Zeph 1:1).

1Chr 6:7

7Meraioth of Amariah, Amariah of Ahitub,

1Chr 6:11

11Azariah became the father of Amariah, Amariah of Ahitub,

1Chr 6:52

52Meraioth his son, Amariah his son, Ahitub his son,

1Chr 23:19

19The sons of Hebron: Jeriah the chief, Amariah the second, Jahaziel the third, and Jekameam the fourth.

2Chr 19:11

11See, Amariah the chief priest is over you in all matters of the Lord; and Zebadiah son of Ishmael, the governor of the house of Judah, in all the king's matte ... View more

2Chr 31:15

15Eden, Miniamin, Jeshua, Shemaiah, Amariah, and Shecaniah were faithfully assisting him in the cities of the priests, to distribute the portions to their kindr ... View more

Neh 12:2

2Amariah, Malluch, Hattush,

Neh 10:3

3Pashhur, Amariah, Malchijah,

Ezra 10:42

42Shallum, Amariah, and Joseph.

Neh 11:4

4And in Jerusalem lived some of the Judahites and of the Benjaminites. Of the Judahites: Athaiah son of Uzziah son of Zechariah son of Amariah son of Shephatiah ... View more

Neh 12:13

13of Ezra, Meshullam; of Amariah, Jehohanan;

Zeph 1:1

1The word of the Lord that came to Zephaniah son of Cushi son of Gedaliah son of Amariah son of Hezekiah, in the days of King Josiah son of Amon of Judah.

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