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

According to the Talmud, Amram promulgated the laws of marriage and divorce amongst the Jews in Egypt.

The Arabic version refers to the father of Moses as Imran - and the Israeli/Jewish people are referred to as "Aale Imran" (Children of Imran) in the Qur'an, the third Surah of which is titled The House of Imran. "Imran" is also the name attributed by Muslims to the father of the Virgin Mary (he is not named in the Bible, but called "Joachim" in Catholic and Orthodox Tradition).

Testament of Amram (second century BCE) is one of Dead_Sea_Scrolls (4Q535, Manuscript B). It is related to Watchers:

Enoch: "I saw Watchers in my vision, the dream-vision. Two men were fighting over me ... holding a great contest over me. I asked them, 'Who are you, that you are thus empowered over me?' They answered, 'We have been empowered and rule over all mankind.' They said to me, 'Which of us do you choose to rule you?' I raised my eyes and looked. One of them was terrifying in his appearance, like a serpent, his cloak, many-colored yet very dark. ... And I looked again, and in his appearance, his visage like a viper. ... I replied to him, 'This Watcher, who is he?' He answered, 'This Watcher ... his three names are Belial and Prince of Darkness and King of Evil.' I said (to the other Watcher), 'My lord, what dominion (have you?)' He answered, 'You saw (the viper), and he is empowered over all Darkness, while I (am empowered over all Light.) ... My three names are Michael, Prince of Light and King of Righteousness.'" (translation Prof. Robert Eisenman)de:Amram fr:Amram

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