Amon [N] [H] [S]
builder. 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 .
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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 InformationEaston, Matthew George. "Entry for Amon". "Easton's Bible Dictionary". .