Bible Names A-G: Amnon
Amnon in Easton's Bible Dictionary
faithful. (1.) One of the sons of Shammai, of the children of
Ezra (1 Chr. 4:20; comp. 17).
(2.) The eldest son of David, by Ahinoam of Jezreel (1
3:1; 2 Sam. 3:2). Absalom caused him to be put to
death for his
great crime in the matter of Tamar (2 Sam. 13:28, 29).
Amnon in Fausset's Bible Dictionary
1. David's oldest son by Ahinoam the Jezreelitess, born in
Hebron while David reigned there over Judah only. Forced his
half sister Tamar, and was murdered by her brother Absolom
(See ABSALOM. (2 Samuel 13).
2. 1 Chronicles 4:20.
Amnon in Hitchcock's Bible Names
faithful and true; tutor
Amnon in Naves Topical Bible
1. Son of David
2Sa 3:2; 1Ch 3:1
Incest of, and death
-2. Son of Shimon
Amnon in Smiths Bible Dictionary
1. Eldest son of David. (B.C. 1052.) He dishonored his
half-sister Tamar, and was in consequence murdered by her
brother. 2Sa 13:1-29
2. Son of Shimon. 1Ch 4:20
Amnon in the Bible Encyclopedia - ISBE
am'-non ('amnon, "faithful"; compare 'aminon, 2 Sam 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 2 Sam 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 (2 Sam 3:2; 13:1 ff, 1 Ch 3:1).
(2) A name in the genealogy of Judah (1 Ch 4:20).
Amnon in Wikipedia
According to the Bible, Amnon (Hebrew: אַמְנוֹן, "faithful") was
the oldest son of David, King of Israel, with his wife,
Ahinoam, who is described as "the Jezreelitess". (1 Chronicles
3:1 , 2 Samuel 3:2 ). Although he was the heir-apparent to
David's throne, Amnon is best remembered for the rape of his
half-sister Tamar, daughter of David with Maachah.
Despite the biblical prohibition to sexual relations between
half-brothers and sisters, (Leviticus 18:11 ) Amnon had an
overwhelming desire for her. He took advice from his cousin,
Jonadab the son of Shimeah, David's brother, to lure Tamar
into his quarters by pretending to be sick and desiring her to
cook a special meal for him. While in his quarters, and
ignoring her protests, he raped her.
Two years later, to avenge his sister, Absalom, Amnon's half-
brother and Tamar's full brother, sent his servants to kill
Amnon at a feast to which he had invited all the king's sons.
(2 Samuel 13 )
Amnon Scripture - 2 Samuel 13:20
And Absalom her brother said unto her, Hath Amnon thy brother
been with thee? but hold now thy peace, my sister: he [is] thy
brother; regard not this thing. So Tamar remained desolate in
her brother Absalom's house.
Amnon Scripture - 2 Samuel 13:28
Now Absalom had commanded his servants, saying, Mark ye now
when Amnon's heart is merry with wine, and when I say unto
you, Smite Amnon; then kill him, fear not: have not I
commanded you? be courageous, and be valiant.
Amnon Scripture - 2 Samuel 13:32
And Jonadab, the son of Shimeah David's brother, answered and
said, Let not my lord suppose [that] they have slain all the
young men the king's sons; for Amnon only is dead: for by the
appointment of Absalom this hath been determined from the day
that he forced his sister Tamar.
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