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The meaning of Amnon in the Bible
(From International Standard Bible Encyclopedia)

am'-non ('amnon, "faithful"; compare 'aminon, II Samuel 13:20, which is probably a diminutive. Wellhausen (IJG, II, 24, note 2) resolves 'amiynown into 'immi, and nun, "my mother is the serpent"; compare NUN):

(1) The eldest son of David and Ahinoam, the Jezreelites (compare II 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 (II Samuel 3:2; II Samuel 13:1 ff., I Chronicles 3:1).

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


See more on the meaning of Amnon in the Bible:
Amnon {Easton's Bible Dictionary}
Amnon {Hitchcock's Bible Name}

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