Bible Names A-G
Amram in Wikipedia
In the Book of Exodus, Amram (Hebrew: עַמְרָם, Modern Amram
Tiberian ʻAmrām ; Friend of the most high/The people are
exalted), is the father of Aaron, Moses, and Miriam and the
husband of JochebedIn addition to being married to
Jochebed, Amram is also described in the Bible as having
been related to Jochebed prior to the marriage, although the
exact relationship is uncertain; some Greek and Latin
manuscripts of the Septuagint state that Jochebed was
Amram's father's cousin, and others state that Amram was
Jochebed's cousin, but the Masoretic text states that he
was Jochebed's nephew.
Textual scholars attribute the biblical genealogy to the
Book of Generations, a document originating from a similar
religiopolitical group and date to the priestly source.
According to biblical scholars, the Torah's genealogy for
Levi's descendants, is actually an aetiological myth
reflecting the fact that there were four different groups
among the levites – the Gershonites, Kohathites, Merarites,
and Aaronids; Aaron – the eponymous ancestor of the
Aaronids – couldn't be portrayed as a brother to Gershon,
Kohath, and Merari, as the narrative about the birth of
Moses (brother of Aaron), which textual scholars attribute
to the earlier Elohist source, mentions only that both his
parents were Levites (without identifying their names).
Biblical scholars suspect that the Elohist account offers
both matrilinial and patrilinial descent from Levites in
order to magnify the religious credentials of Moses...