Amariah (Hebrew: אֲמַרְיָה) means "promised by God" in Hebrew.
It was commonly used as a name of priests in the History of ancient Israel and Judah. It appear several times in the Hebrew Bible:
- One of the descendants of Aaron by Eleazar (1 Chr. 6:7,52). He was probably the last of the high priests of Eleazar's line prior to the transfer of that office to Eli, of the line of Ithamar.
- A Levite, son of Hebron, of the lineage of Moses (1 Chr. 23:19; 24:23).
- A "chief priest" who took an active part in the reformation under Jehoshaphat (2 Chr. 19:11); probably the same as mentioned in 1 Chr. 6:9.
- 1 Chr. 6:11; Ezra 7:3.
- One of the high priests in the time of Hezekiah (2 Chr. 31:15).
- Zeph. 1:1.
- Neh. 11:4.
- Neh. 10:3.
- Ezra 10:42.
This article incorporates text from a publication now in the public domain: Easton, Matthew George (1897). "article name needed". Easton's Bible Dictionary (New and revised ed.). T. Nelson and Sons.