Who was Amminadab in the Bible? 

Author: BibleAsk Team


There are three individuals by the name Amminadab in the Bible:  

1-The Bible says that Aaron took to himself Elisheba, daughter of Amminadab, sister of Nahshon, as wife; and she bore him Nadab, Abihu, Eleazar, and Ithamar (Exodus 6:23). The name Elisheba means “my God has sworn.” The name of her father Amminadab means “my people is willing.” This Amminadab was a descendant of Judah through Pharez and Hezron. And he was an ancestor of Boaz, David and Jesus Christ (1 Chronicles 2:3–10; Ruth 4:18–22; Matthew 1:4; Luke 3:33). This man had a son who is mentioned in Numbers 2:3, “On the east side, toward the rising of the sun, those of the standard of the forces with Judah shall camp according to their armies; and Nahshon the son of Amminadab shall be the leader of the children of Judah.”  

2-The Bible, in 1 Chronicles 6:22, mentions Korah, as the son of Amminadab, who was a Levite (1 Chronicles 6:22). Korah was the head of a tribe in the time of wilderness wanderings. He and two hundred and fifty leaders of the congregation, representatives of the congregation rose up against Moses and Aaron’s authority (Numbers 16). The rebels claimed that aside from Jehovah no other leader was necessary (Exodus 29:45). But the Lord settled the matter, destroyed the rebels, and established the authority of Moses and Aaron (see What does the Bible say about Korah’s Rebellion?).   

3-This Amminadab was also a Levite and the son of Uzziel. He was one of the men chosen to carry the Ark to Jerusalem. The Bible records that “David built houses for himself in the City of David; and he prepared a place for the ark of God, and pitched a tent for it… And David gathered all Israel together at Jerusalem, to bring up the ark of the Lord to its place, which he had prepared for it. Then David assembled the children of Aaron and the Levites: of the sons of Kohath…of the sons of Uzziel, Amminadab the chief, and one hundred and twelve of his brethren” (1 Chronicles 15:10 also 1 Samuel 4:1-11). And all Israel brought up the ark of the covenant to the city of David with joy, praise and singing. 

In His service,  
BibleAsk Team 

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