From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Jump to navigation Jump to search

The name Ammiel (Hebrew: עַמִּיאֵל‘Ammî’êl) may refer to several people in the Hebrew Bible. Etymologically, it means "people of God",[1] and is used for the following individuals:

  • Ammiel, son of Gemalli, one of the twelve spies sent by Moses to search the land of Canaan (Numbers 13:12). He was one of the ten who perished by the plague for their unfavourable report (Numbers 14:37).
  • The father of Machir of Lo-debar, in whose house Mephibosheth the son of Jonathan resided (2 Samuel 9:4, 5; 17:27).
  • The father of Bathsheba, the wife of Uriah, and afterwards of David (1 Chronicles 3:5). He is called Eliam in 2 Samuel 11:3.
  • One of the sons of Obed-edom the Levite (1 Chronicles 26:5).

Notable examples[edit]


  1. ^ David Mandel (1 January 2010). Who's Who in the Jewish Bible. Jewish Publication Society. p. 36. ISBN 978-0-8276-1029-3.

 This article incorporates text from a publication now in the public domainEaston, Matthew George (1897). "Ammiel" . Easton's Bible Dictionary (New and revised ed.). T. Nelson and Sons.