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Bible Encyclopedias

The 1901 Jewish Encyclopedia

Amaziah

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—Biblical Data:

1. Priest at Beth-el in the reign of Jeroboam II. When the prophet Amos came to Beth-el, and there prophesied the death of Jeroboam and the captivity of Israel, Amaziah tried to expel him from the kingdom of Israel ( Amos 7:10,12 , 14). 2. A Simeonite ( 1Chronicles 4:34 ). 3. A Levite of the family of Merari and ancestor of Ethan ( 1Chronicles 6:30 ).

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—In Rabbinical Literature:
According to R. Meir, the priest Amaziah is identical with the false prophet mentioned in 1Kings 13:11 et seq. (Yer. Sanh. 11:30 b and Cant. R. 2:5 ). See Jonathan, Son of Gershom . L. G.

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Singer, Isidore, Ph.D, Projector and Managing Editor. Entry for 'Amaziah'. 1901 The Jewish Encyclopedia. https://www.studylight.org/encyclopedias/tje/a/amaziah.html. 1901.

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