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International Standard Bible Encyclopedia

Amnon

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am´non ( אמנון , 'amnōn , "faithful"; compare אמּינון , 'ămı̄nōn , 2 Samuel 13:20 , which is probably a diminutive. Wellhausen (IJG , II, 24, note 2) resolves אמּינון into אמּי 'immı̄ , and נוּן , nūn , "my mother is the serpent"; compare NUN ):

(1) The eldest son of David and Ahinoam, the Jezreelites (compare 2 Samuel 3:2 ). As the crown prince and heir presumptive to the throne, he was intensely hated by Absalom, who was, therefore, doubly eager to revenge the outrage committed by Amnon upon his sister Tamar (2 Samuel 3:2; 2 Samuel 13:1 , 1 Chronicles 3:1 ).

(2) A name in the genealogy of Judah (1 Chronicles 4:20 ).

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Orr, James, M.A., D.D. General Editor. Entry for 'Amnon'. International Standard Bible Encyclopedia. https://www.studylight.org/encyclopedias/eng/isb/a/amnon.html. 1915.

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