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Ammah meaning

אמה

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🔼The name Ammah in the Bible

The name Ammah occurs only once in the Bible; it's the name of a hill near Giah, by the way of the wilderness of Gibeon (2 Samuel 2:24).

After helping the insurrectionist Ish-bosheth, son of Saul, and seeing him defeated, general Abner flees for the wrath of the three sons of Zeruiah: Joab, Abishai and Asahel, nephews of the victorious king David.

Asahel, who runs like a gazelle, catches up with Abner first. Abner pleads for Asahel to leave him alone, but Asahel persists and Abner kills him. The two remaining bothers catch up with Abner at the hill Ammah, but by then Abner has acquired the services of a band of Benjaminites, and the two brothers depart. Later Abner tries to make peace with David in Hebron, and this works out quite well. But when Joab hears about it he's understandably upset. He lures Abner back on a ruse, and kills him in the gate of the city.

🔼Etymology of the name Ammah

The name Ammah comes from the root group אמם ('mm):

🔼Ammah meaning

For a meaning of the name Ammah NOBSE Study Bible Name List reads Mother or Beginning. Jones' Dictionary of Old Testament Proper Names has the similar Beginning. BDB Theological Dictionary doesn't translate this name.