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Meaning: high people or kindred of the High; i.e., “friend of Jehovah.”
The name of two biblical men:
The son of Kohath, the son of Levi. He married Jochebed, “his father’s sister,” and was the father of Aaron, Miriam, and Moses (Ex. 6:18, 20; Num. 3:19). He died in Egypt at the age of 137 years (Ex. 6:20). His descendants were called Amramites (Num. 3:27; 1 Chr. 26:23).
The sons of this man are listed as having had foreign wives (Ezra 10:34).