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(am' nahn) Personal name meaning, “trustworthy, faithful.” 1. The firstborn son of King David (2 Samuel 3:2 ). He raped his half-sister Tamar. Tamar's brother Absalom avenged this outrage by killing Amnon (2 Samuel 13:1-20 ). This incident marked the beginning of the decline of David's family following his adulterous relationship with Bathsheba and the murder of Uriah. See 1 Chronicles 4:20 ).

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Butler, Trent C. Editor. Entry for 'Amnon'. Holman Bible Dictionary. https://www.studylight.org/​dictionaries/​eng/​hbd/​a/amnon.html. 1991.
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