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The meaning of Absalom in the Bible
(From Easton's Bible Dictionary)

father of peace; i.e., "peaceful" David's son by Maacah (II Samuel 3:3; Compare I Kings 1:6). He was noted for his personal beauty and for the extra-ordinary profusion of the hair of his head (II Samuel 14:25,26). The first public act of his life was the blood-revenge he executed against Amnon, David's eldest son, who had basely wronged Absalom's sister Tamar. This revenge was executed at the time of the festivities connected with a great sheep-shearing at Baal-hazor. David's other sons fled from the place in horror, and brought the tidings of the death of Amnon to Jerusalem. Alarmed for the consequences of the act, Absalom fled to his grandfather at Geshur, and there abode for three years (II Samuel 3:3; 13:23-38).


See more on the meaning of Absalom in the Bible:
Absalom {Hitchcock's Bible Name}

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