A'mram (Heb., Amrram', עִמרָם, kindred of the High, i.e. friend of Jehovah; Sept. in Ex 6:20, Α᾿μβράμ; in 1Ch 1:41, Ε᾿μερών v. r. Α᾿μαδά, [where the text has חִמרָן; Chaemran', marg. Hamrana]; elsewhere Α᾿μράμ), the name of two or three men.

1. The son of Kohath, the son of Levi; he married Jochebed, "his father's sister," by whom he had Aaron, Miriam, and Moses (Ex 6:18; Nu 3:19). He died in Egypt, aged 137 years (Ex 6:20), B.C. ante 1658. Before the giving of the law, it was permitted to marry a father's sister, but this was afterward forbidden (Le 18:12). His descendants were sometimes called Amramites (Nu 3:27; 1Ch 26:23).

2. One of the "sons" of Bani, who, after the return from Babylon, separated from his Gentile wife (Ezr 10:34), B.C. 459.

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3. A descendant of Esau (1Ch 1:41). In Ge 36:26, he is called more correctly HEMDAN SEE HEMDAN (q.v.).

See also the International Standard Bible Encyclopedia.

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