Am'ashai (Hebrew Amaslsay", עֲמִשׁסִי, prob. an incorrect form of the name AMASAI SEE AMASAI ; Sept. Α᾿μεσαϊv, Α᾿μασία, Vulg. Amassai), the son of Azareel, and chief of the valiant priests of his family, appointed by Nehemiah to reside at Jerusalem and do the work of the temple (Ne 11:13), B.C. cir. 440.