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1910 New Catholic Dictionary

Absalom

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(Hebrew: father of peace)

Beloved son of David, renowned for personal beauty (2 Kings 13-18). To avenge his sister's dishonor he killed his elder stepbrother, Amnon. Ambitious to attain the throne, he afterwards plotted against David; pursued by the royal forces, he was caught by his hair to the branches of a tree and there slain. David was inconsolable when he heard of his death.


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Entry for 'Absalom'. 1910 New Catholic Dictionary. https://www.studylight.org/dictionaries/ncd/a/absalom.html. 1910.

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Thursday, September 19th, 2019
the Week of Proper 19 / Ordinary 24
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