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Amon [N] [H] [S]


  • The governor of Samaria in the time of Ahab. The prophet Micaiah was committed to his custody ( 1 Kings 22:26 ; 2 Chr 18:25 ).

  • The son of Manasseh, and fourteenth king of Judah. He restored idolatry, and set up the images which his father had cast down. ( Zephaniah 1:4 ; Zephaniah 3:4 Zephaniah 3:11 ) refers to the moral depravity prevailing in this king's reign.

    He was assassinated ( 2 Kings 21:18-26 : 2 Chr 33:20-25 ) by his own servants, who conspired against him.

  • An Egyptian god, usually depicted with a human body and the head of a ram, referred to in Jeremiah 46:25 , where the word "multitudes" in the Authorized Version is more appropriately rendered "Amon" in the Revised Version. In Nahum 3:8 the expression "populous No" of the Authorized version is rendered in the Revised Version "No-amon." Amon is identified with Ra, the sun-god of Heliopolis.

  • Nehemiah 7:59 .

    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 Amon". "Easton's Bible Dictionary". .
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