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Amariah, 1

Amari´ah (whom Jehovah said, i.e. promised, equivalent to the Greek name Theophrastus), mentioned in 1 Chronicles 6:7, in the list of the descendants of Aaron by his eldest son Eleazer. He was the son of Meraioth and the father of Ahitub, who was (not the grandson and successor of Eli of the same name, but) the father of that Zadok in whose person Saul restored the high-priesthood to the line of Eleazer. The years during which the younger line of Ithamar enjoyed the pontificate in the persons of Eli, Ahitub, and Abimelech (who was slain by king Saul at Nob) doubtless more than cover the time of Amariah and his son Ahitub; and it is therefore sufficiently certain that they never were high-priests in fact, although their names are given to carry on the direct line of succession to Zadok.

Amariah, 2

Amariah, high-priest at a later period, the son of Azariah, and also father of a second Ahitub (1 Chronicles 6:11). In like manner, in the same list, there are three high-priests bearing the name of Azariah.

Amariah, 3

Amariah, great-grandfather of the prophet Zephaniah (Zephaniah 1:1).





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Kitto, John, ed. Entry for 'Amariah'. "Kitto's Popular Cyclopedia of Biblial Literature".

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