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(Heb., Ammon', עִמּוֹן, another form of the name Ben-Ammi; Sept. Ἀμμάν ), the son of Lot by his younger daughter (Genesis 19:38), B.C. 2063. (See BEN-AMMI). It also stands for his posterity (comp. Psalms 83:7-8), usually in the phrase "children of Ammon." (See AMMONITE). The expression most commonly employed for this nation is (in the original) "Bene-Ammon;" next in frequency comes "Ammoni" or "Ammonim;" and least often "Ammon." The translators of the Auth. Vers. have, as usual, neglected these minute differences, and have employed the three terms, children of Ammon, Ammonites, Ammon, indiscriminately. For No- Ammon, (See AMON), and (See NO). The name is perpetuated in the modern ruins called Amman, which represent RABBAH-AMMON (See RABBAH-AMMON) (q.v.).

is likewise the name of another Egyptian of the same century, a bishop, to whom St. Athanasius addressed his Letter on Chastity.

is the name of several other saints:

(1) commemorated in the Hoieronymian martyrology on Feb. 7;

(2) commemorated in Jerome's and Bede's martyrology on Feb. 9;

(3) the deacon, with the forty women, his disciples, martyrs, is commemorated in the Byzantine calendar on Sept. 1;

(4) commemorated in Jerome's and Bede's martyrology on Sept. 10;

(5) martyr at Alexandria, according to the old Roman and Bede's martyrology, on Dec. 20.

Bibliography Information
McClintock, John. Strong, James. Entry for 'Ammon'. Cyclopedia of Biblical, Theological and Ecclesiastical Literature. https://www.studylight.org/​encyclopedias/​eng/​tce/​a/ammon.html. Harper & Brothers. New York. 1870.
 
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