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Amram

In the Book of Exodus, Amram (עמרם "Friend of the most high (God)", Standard Hebrew ʿAmram, Tiberian Hebrew ʿAmrām) is a Levite, the husband of Jochebed and father of Aaron and Moses.


Amram (d. 875) was a famous Gaon or head of the Jewish Academy of Sura (Persia) in the 9th century. He was the author of many Responsa, but his chief work was liturgical. He was the first to arrange a complete liturgy for the synagogue, and his Prayer-Book (Siddur Rab `Amram) was the foundation of most of the extant rites in use among the Jews. The siddur was published in Warsaw in two parts (1865).

Based on an article from 1911 Encyclopedia Britannica.