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Bible Encyclopedias

Cyclopedia of Biblical, Theological and Ecclesiastical Literature

Imna and Imnah

the name of several men, of different form in the original, which is not accurately observed in the English Version.

1. Hebrew YIMNA' ( םיַמְנָע restrainer; Sept. Ι᾿μανά, Vulg. Jemnna, Auth. Vers. "Irmna"), one of the sons apparently of Helem, the brother of Shamer, a descendant of Asher, but at what distance is not clear (1 Chronicles 7:35). B.C. prob. cir. 1618. (See HOTHAM).

2. Hebrew YIMNAH' יַמְנָה , fortunate; Sept. in Genesis 46:17, Ι᾿εμνά, Vulg. Jemna, Auth. Vers. "Jimnah;" in Numbers 26:44, Ι᾿αμίν and Ι᾿αμινί, Jemnsa and Jemnaitce, "Jimna" and "Jimnites;" in 1 Chronicles 7:30, Ι᾿εμνά, Jemna, "Imnah"), the first-named of the sons of Asher, and founder of a family who bore his name. B. C. 1874. 3. (Same Hebrew name as last; Sept. Ι᾿εμνά, Vulg. Jemnta, Auth.Vers. "Imnah'). The father of Kore, which latter was the Levite in charge of the east gate of the Temple, and appointed by Hezekiah over the free-will offerings (2 Chronicles 31:14). B. C. 726.

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McClintock, John. Strong, James. Entry for 'Imna and Imnah'. Cyclopedia of Biblical, Theological and Ecclesiastical Literature. Harper & Brothers. New York. 1870.

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