Jam'bri Shortly after the death of Judas Maccabatus (B.C. 161), "the children of Jambri" are said to have made a predatory attack on a detachment of the Maccabean forces, and to have suffered reprisals (1 Macc. 9:36-41). The name does not occur elsewhere, and the variety of readings is considerable: Ι᾿αμβρί, Ι᾿αμβρεϊvν, Α᾿μβροί, Α᾿μβρί; Syr. Ambrei. Josephus (.At. 13:1, 2) read οί αιου παῖδες, and it seems almost certain that the true reading is Α᾿μρί (-εί), a form which occurs elsewhere (1Ki 16:22; Joseph. Ant. 8:12 5, Α᾿μαρῖνος; 1Ch 27:18, Heb. עָמרַי,Yulcg. Atmri; 1Ch 9:4, Α᾿μβραϊvμ, i.e. Amorites.
It has been conjectured (Drusius, Michaelis, Grimm, 1 Macc. 9:36) that the original text was בני אמורי, "the sons of the Amorites," and that the reference is to a family of the Amorites who had in early times occupied the town Medeba (ver. 36), on the borders of Reuben (Nu 21:30-31).