The 1901 Jewish Encyclopedia
Absalom the Elder
A Tanna, the dates of whose birth and death are unknown. A homiletic interpretation of Exodus 14:15 is recorded in his name in the Mekilta, Beshallaḥ, 3. There is no certainty about his name, for in a parallel passage (Ex. R. 21:8) he is quoted as "Abṭolis," "Abṭelos" (an abbreviation of Abtolmus-Eutolemus). Elijah Wilna corrected his name in accordance with this in the passage of Mekilta, an emendation fully justified considering the fact that copyists were generally not familiar with Greek names.
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Singer, Isidore, Ph.D, Projector and Managing Editor. Entry for 'Absalom the Elder'. 1901 The Jewish Encyclopedia. https://www.studylight.org/encyclopedias/eng/tje/a/absalom-the-elder.html. 1901.