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AMARIAH:

1. The great-grandfather of the prophet Zephaniah (Zeph. i.) 2. The son of Azariah, who was high priest-in Solomon's temple (I Chron. v. 37). According to Ezra, vii. 3, he was an ancestor of his. In I Esd. viii. 2, and II Esd. 1, 2, he is called Amarias. 3. The great-great-grandfather of Azariah (I Chron. vi. 7, 52). 4. One of the signatories to the covenant under Nehemiah (Neh. x. 3). 5. A Judahite ancestor of Athaiah living in Jerusalem in the time of Nehemiah (Neh. xi. 4). 6. A priest who returned from the captivity with Zerubbabel (Neh. xii. 2, 13). 7. A son of Hebron and grandson of Kohath the Levite (I Chron. xxiii. 19, xxiv. 23). 8. A priest who was put in charge of religious affairs in Judah by Jehoshaphat (II Chron. xix. 11). 9. A Levite appointed by Hezekiah as assistant to Kore, who was stationed at the east gate of the Temple, and had charge of the free-will offerings to God (II Chron. xxxi. 15). 10. A man of the sons of Bani who had taken a foreign wife (Ezra, x. 42).

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