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Amnon

Amnon [N] [H] [S]

faithful.

  • One of the sons of Shammai, of the children of Ezra ( 1 Chronicles 4:20 ; Compare 17).

  • The eldest son of David, by Ahinoam of Jezreel ( 1 Chronicles 3:1 ; 2 Sam 3:2 ). Absalom caused him to be put to death for his great crime in the matter of Tamar ( 2 Samuel 13:28 2 Samuel 13:29 ).

    These dictionary topics are from
    M.G. Easton M.A., D.D., Illustrated Bible Dictionary, Third Edition,
    published by Thomas Nelson, 1897. Public Domain, copy freely.

    [N] indicates this entry was also found in Nave's Topical Bible
    [H] indicates this entry was also found in Hitchcock's Bible Names
    [S] indicates this entry was also found in Smith's Bible Dictionary

    Bibliography Information

    Easton, Matthew George. "Entry for Amnon". "Easton's Bible Dictionary". .

  • Amnon [N] [E] [S]

    faithful and true; tutor
    Hitchcock's Dictionary of Bible Names. Public Domain. Copy freely.

    [N] indicates this entry was also found in Nave's Topical Bible
    [E] indicates this entry was also found in Easton's Bible Dictionary
    [S] indicates this entry was also found in Smith's Bible Dictionary

    Bibliography Information

    Hitchcock, Roswell D. "Entry for 'Amnon'". "An Interpreting Dictionary of Scripture Proper Names". . New York, N.Y., 1869.

    Amnon [N] [E] [H]

    (faithful ).

    1. Eldest son of David. (B.C. 1052.) He dishonored his half-sister Tamar, and was in consequence murdered by her brother. ( 2 Samuel 13:1-29 )
    2. Son of Shimon. ( 1 Chronicles 4:20 )

    [N] indicates this entry was also found in Nave's Topical Bible
    [E] indicates this entry was also found in Easton's Bible Dictionary
    [H] indicates this entry was also found in Hitchcock's Bible Names

    Bibliography Information

    Smith, William, Dr. "Entry for 'Amnon'". "Smith's Bible Dictionary". . 1901.

    AMNON

    am'-non ('amnon, "faithful"; compare 'aminon, 2 Samuel 13:20, which is probably a diminutive. Wellhausen (IJG, II, 24, note 2) resolves 'amiynown into 'immi, and nun, "my mother is the serpent"; compare NUN):

    (1) The eldest son of David and Ahinoam, the Jezreelites (compare 2 Samuel 3:2). As the crown prince and heir presumptive to the throne, he was intensely hated by Absalom, who was, therefore, doubly eager to revenge the outrage committed by Amnon upon his sister Tamar (2 Samuel 3:2; 13:1; 1 Chronicles 3:1). (2) A name in the genealogy of Judah (1 Chronicles 4:20).


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    Bibliography Information
    Orr, James, M.A., D.D. General Editor. "Entry for 'AMNON'". "International Standard Bible Encyclopedia". 1915.