This name derives from the Hebrew “'Ămaryâh / 'Ămaryâhû", meaning “God has said, promised by God”. It was commonly used as a name of priests in the History of ancient Israel and Judah. It appear several times in the Hebrew Bible: 1) One of the descendants of Aaron by Eleazar. He was probably the last of the high priests of Eleazar's line prior to the transfer of that office to Eli, of the line of Ithamar. 2) A Levite, son of Hebron, of the lineage of Moses.