Amminadab in the Bible Encyclopedia - ISBE
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 Ch 2:10 Amminadab is referred to
as one of David's ancestors. He was the great-grandson of
Perez, a son of Judah (Gen 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
(Ex 6:23), while one of the sons, namely, Nahshon, occupied
an important position in the Judah-clan (Nu 1:7; 2:3; 7:12;
(2) In the first Book of Chronicles (1 Ch 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 (Ex 6:18; Nu 3:19; 1 Ch 6:2) the sons of Kohath are
Amram, Izhar, Hebron and Uzziel, and in two places (Ex 6:21;
1 Ch 6:38) Izhar is mentioned as the father of Korah.
(3) According to 1 Ch (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).