Bible Names A-G : Amariah


Amariah in Wikipedia means "said by God" in Hebrew. It was commonly used as a name of priests in the History of ancient Israel and Judah. It appear several times in the Hebrew Bible: One of the descendants of Aaron by Eleazar (1 Chr. 6:7,52). He was probably the last of the high priests of Eleazar's line prior to the transfer of that office to Eli, of the line of Ithamar. A Levite, son of Hebron, of the lineage of Moses (1 Chr. 23:19; 24:23). A "chief priest" who took an active part in the reformation under Jehoshaphat (2 Chr. 19:11); probably the same as mentioned in 1 Chr. 6:9. 1 Chr. 6:11; Ezra 7:3. One of the high priests in the time of Hezekiah (2 Chr. 31:15). Zeph. 1:1. Neh. 11:4. Neh. 10:3. Ezra 10:42.