Mijamin

MIJAMIN (mĭj'a-mĭn, Heb. mîyāmîn, from the right hand)

A priest in David’s time (1Chr.24.9).A priest who covenanted with Nehemiah (Neh.10.7).A priest who returned with Zerubbabel from Babylon (Neh.12.5).A man who put away his foreign wife (Ezra.10.25).


MIJAMIN mĭj’ ə mĭn (מִיָּמִ֖ן, LXX Μιαμὶν, meaning on the right hand side hence, a favored or fortunate one). A priestly personal name.

Compare this with its variant Miniamin. The names are the same, although this form assimilates the n (nun in Heb.). The variant may have been a way to distinguish between different persons. Mijamin was a descendant of Aaron whom David assigned to one of the twenty-four courses of Temple service (1 Chron 24:9). Another was a priest who set his seal to Nehemiah’s covenant (Neh 10:7). The same or another came up with Zerubbabel (Neh 12:5) and he, or another by the same name, took a foreign wife, according to Ezra 10:25.

International Standard Bible Encyclopedia (1915)

(miyamin; the King James Version Miamin):

(1) One of those who had married foreign wives (Ezr 10:25). He is also called Maelus (1 Esdras 9:26).

(2) The one to whom fell the lot for the 6th priestly course (1Ch 24:9). His family returned with Zerubbabel and Joshua (Ne 12:5).

(3) A signatory of the Covenant (Ne 10:7).