(am' mi), meaning “my people,” was a name given to Israel by Hosea in contrast to the name Lo-ammi (Hosea 1:9) meaning “not my people.” The name Lo-ammi was given to the third child of Gomer, the wife of Hosea the prophet, to pronounce God's rejection of Israel. The name Ammi was the new name to be given the restored Israel in the day of redemption.
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Butler, Trent C. Editor.. "Entry for 'AMMI'". "Holman Bible Dictionary".