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Am´non; Heb., “faithful”

1 The eldest son of David and Ahinoam and the half brother of Absalom. He raped his half sister Tamar, an action that infuriated Absalom, whose vengeance against Amnon precipitated a rift with David (2Sam 13). 2 A Judahite, son of Shimon (1Chr 4:20).

  • Powell, Mark Allan, ed. HarperCollins Bible Dictionary. Abridged Edition. Atlanta: Society of Biblical Literature, 2009.