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Meaning: high people or kindred of the High; i.e., “friend of Jehovah.”

The name of two biblical men:

  1. the son of Kohath, the son of Levi

    He married Jochebed, “his father’s sister,” and was the father of Aaron, Miriam, and Moses (Exodus 6:18, 20; Numbers 3:19).

    He died in Egypt at the age of 137 years (Exodus 6:20). His descendants were called Amramites (Numbers 3:27; 1 Chronicles 26:23).

  2. a man whose sons are listed as having had foreign wives (Ezra 10:34)