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Bible Encyclopedias

International Standard Bible Encyclopedia

Absalom (2)

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(Apocrypha) (Codex Vaticanus, Ἀβεσσάλωμος , Abessálōmos and Abessalō̇m ; Codex Alexandrinus, Absálōmos ; the King James Version Absalon ):

(1) Father of Mattathias, a captain of the Jewish army (1 Macc 11:70; Ant , XIII , v, 7).

(2) Father of Jonathan who was sent by Simon Maccabee to take possession of Joppa; perhaps identical with Absalom (1) (1 Macc 13:11; Ant , XIII , vi, 4).

(3) One of two envoys of the Jews, mentioned in a letter sent by Lysias to the Jewish nation (2 Macc 11:17).


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Orr, James, M.A., D.D. General Editor. Entry for 'Absalom (2)'. International Standard Bible Encyclopedia. http://www.studylight.org/encyclopedias/isb/a/absalom-2.html. 1915.


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