🔼The name Amasiah: Summary
- Yah Bears, Carried By Yah
- From (1) the verb עמס ('amas), to carry, and (2) יה (yah), the name of the Lord.
🔼The name Amasiah in the Bible
The name Amasiah occurs only one time in the Bible. During the time of the virtuous king Jehoshaphat, Judah expanded and became wealthy and strong. Amasiah, son of Zichri, is mentioned as captain of 200,000 valiant warriors who volunteered for YHWH and served the king.
🔼Etymology of the name Amasiah
The name Amasiah consists of two elements. The first part comes from the verb עמס ('amas), meaning to carry:
Both the verbs עמש ('amas) and עמס ('amas) mean to load or carry a load. Noun מעמסה (ma'amasa) means load or burden.
The second part of the name Amasiah is the appellative יה (Yah) = יהו (Yahu) = יו (Yu), which in turn are abbreviated forms of the Tetragrammaton יהוה, YHWH, or Yahweh.
For a meaning of the name Amasiah, NOBSE Study Bible Name List reads Yahweh Bears and Jones' Dictionary of Old Testament Proper Names has Carried Of The Lord.