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HEBREW: 5988 layme `Ammiy'el
NAVE: Ammiel
EBD: Ammiel
Amiss | Amittai | Ammah | Ammi | Ammidoi | Ammiel | Ammihud | Ammihur | Amminadib | Ammishaddai | Ammizabad


In Bible versions:

a man sent by Moses as a spy
father of Machir who sheltered Mephibosheth after Saul's death
father of Bathshua/Bathsheba, David's wife
a Levite gatekeeper whose descendants returned from exile

the people of God


Strongs #05988: layme `Ammiy'el

Ammiel = "my kinsman is God"

1) the spy from the tribe of Dan who perished in the plague for his
evil report
2) father of Machir of Lo-debar
3) father of Bathsheba; also 'Eliam'
4) the 6th son of Obed-edom and doorkeeper of the temple

5988 `Ammiy'el am-mee-ale'

from 5971 and 410; people of God; Ammiel, the name of three
or four Israelites:-Ammiel.
see HEBREW for 05971
see HEBREW for 0410

Ammiel [EBD]

people of God. (1.) One of the twelve spies sent by Moses to search the land of Canaan (Num. 13:12). He was one of the ten who perished by the plague for their unfavourable report (Num. 14:37).

(2.) The father of Machir of Lo-debar, in whose house Mephibosheth resided (2 Sam. 9:4, 5; 17:27).

(3.) The father of Bathsheba, the wife of Uriah, and afterwards of David (1 Chr. 3:5). He is called Eliam in 2 Sam. 11:3.

(4.) One of the sons of Obed-edom the Levite (1 Chr. 26:5).

Ammiel [NAVE]

1. One of the twelve spies, Num. 13:12.
2. Father of Machir, 2 Sam. 9:4, 5; 17:27.
3. Father of Bath-sheba, 1 Chr. 3:5.
Called also Eliam, 2 Sam. 11:3.
4. Son of Obed-edom, 1 Chr. 26:5.


(people of God).
  1. The spy from the tribe of Dan. (Numbers 13:12) (B.C. 1490.) He perished by the plague for his evil report.
  2. Father of Machir of Lo-debar. (2 Samuel 9:4; 17:27)
  3. Father of Bath-sheba, (1 Chronicles 3:5) called ELIAM in (2 Samuel 11:3)
  4. The sixth son of Obed-edom, (1 Chronicles 26:5) and one of the doorkeepers of the temple. (B.C. 1014.)


AMMIEL - am'-i-el (`ammi'el, "my kinsman is God"; Ameiel)): A name borne by four men in the Old Testament.

(1) One of the twelve spies sent into Canaan by Moses; son of Gemalli, of the tribe of Dan (Nu 13:12).

(2) A Benjamite, the father of Machir, a friend of David, living at Lodebar in Gilead (2 Sam 9:4,5; 17:27).

(3) Father of Bathshua (or Bathsheba), one of David's wives, who was mother of Solomon (1 Ch 3:5). In the parallel passage, 2 Sam 11:3, by transposition of the two parts of the name, he is called Eliam, meaning "my God is a kinsman."

(4) The sixth son of Obed-edom, a Levite, one of the doorkeepers of the tabernacle of God in David's life-time (1 Ch 26:5).

Edward Mack

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