Amon
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Hitchcock's Bible Names Dictionary
Amon

faithful; true

Smith's Bible Dictionary
Amon

(builder).

  1. One of Ahab's governors. (1 Kings 22:26; 2 Chronicles 18:25)
  2. King of Judah, son and successor of Manasseh, reigned two years, from B.C. 642 to 640. Amon devoted himself wholly to the service of false gods, but was killed in a conspiracy, and was succeeded by his son Josiah.
ATS Bible Dictionary
Amon

The fourteenth king of Judah, son of Manasseh, began to reign B. C. 639, at the age of twenty-two, and reigned only two years at Jerusalem. He did evil in the sight of the Lord, as his father Manasseh had done, by forsaking Jehovah and worshipping idols. His servants conspired against him, and slew him in his own house; but the people killed all the conspirators, and established his son Josiah on the throne. He was buried in the garden of Uzzah, 2 Kings 21:18-26 2 Chronicles 33:21-25.

Easton's Bible Dictionary
Builder.

(1.) The governor of Samaria in the time of Ahab. The prophet Micaiah was committed to his custody (1 Kings 22:26; 2 Chronicles 18:25).

(2.) The son of Manasseh, and fourteenth king of Judah. He restored idolatry, and set up the images which his father had cast down. Zephaniah (1:4; 3:4, 11) refers to the moral depravity prevailing in this king's reign.

He was assassinated (2 Kings 21:18-26: 2 Chronicles 33:20-25) by his own servants, who conspired against him.

(3.) An Egyptian god, usually depicted with a human body and the head of a ram, referred to in Jeremiah 46:25, where the word "multitudes" in the Authorized Version is more appropriately rendered "Amon" in the Revised Version. In Nahum 3:8 the expression "populous No" of the Authorized version is rendered in the Revised Version "No-amon." Amon is identified with Ra, the sun-god of Heliopolis.

(4.) Nehemiah 7:59.

International Standard Bible Encyclopedia
AMON

a'-mon ('amon): A name identical with that of the Egyptian local deity of Thebes (No); compare Jeremiah 46:25. The foreign name given to a Hebrew prince is remarkable, as is also the fact that it is one of the two or three royal names of Judah not compounded with the name of Yahweh. See MANASSEH. It seems to reflect the sentiment which his fanatical father sought to make prevail that Yahweh had no longer any more claim to identification with the realm than had other deities.

(1) A king of Judah, son and successor of Manasseh; reigned two years and was assassinated in his own palace by the officials of his household. The story of his reign is told briefly in 2 Kings 21:19-26, and still more briefly, though in identical terms, so far as they go, in 2 Chronicles 33:21-25. His short reign was merely incidental in the history of Judah; just long enough to reveal the traits and tendencies which directly or indirectly led to his death. It was merely a weaker continuation of the regime of his idolatrous father, though without the fanaticism which gave the father positive character, and without the touch of piety which, if the Chronicler's account is correct, tempered the father's later years.

If the assassination was the initial act of a revolution the latter was immediately suppressed by "the people of the land," who put to death the conspirators and placed Amon's eight-year-old son Josiah on the throne. In the view of the present writer the motive of the affair was probably connected with the perpetuity of the Davidic dynasty, which, having survived so long according to prophetic prediction (compare 2 Samuel 7:16 Psalm 89:36, 37), was an essential guarantee of Yahweh's favor. Manasseh's foreign sympathies, however, had loosened the hold of Yahweh on the officials of his court; so that, instead of being the loyal center of devotion to Israel's religious and national idea, the royal household was but a hotbed of worldly ambitions, and all the more for Manasseh's prosperous reign, so long immune from any stroke of Divine judgment.

It is natural that, seeing the insignificance of Amon's administration, some ambitious clique, imitating the policy that had frequently succeeded in the Northern Kingdom, should strike for the throne. They had reckoned, however, without estimating the inbred Davidic loyalty of the body of the people. It was a blow at one of their most cherished tenets, committing the nation both politically and religiously to utter uncertainty. That this impulsive act of the people was in the line of the purer religious movement which was ripening in Israel does not prove that the spiritually-minded "remnant" was minded to violence and conspiracy, it merely shows what a stern and sterling fiber of loyalty still existed, seasoned and confirmed by trial below the corrupting cults and fashions of the ruling classes. In the tragedy of Amon's reign, in short, we get a glimpse of the basis of sound principle that lay at the common heart of Israel.

(2) A governor of Samaria (1 Kings 22:26); the one to whom the prophet Micaiah was committed as a prisoner by King Ahab, after the prophet had disputed the predictions of the court prophets and foretold the king's death in battle.

(3) The head of the "children of Solomon's servants" (Nehemiah 7:59) who returned from captivity; reckoned along with the Nethinim, or temple slaves. Called also Ami (Ezra 2:57).

John Franklin Genung

Greek
300. Amon -- Amon, a king of Judah
... 299b, 300. Amon. 301 . Amon, a king of Judah. Part of Speech: Proper
Noun, Indeclinable Transliteration: Amon Phonetic Spelling ...
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3128. Manasses -- Manasseh, an Israelite
... sace') Short Definition: Manasseh Definition: (Hebrew), Manasseh, (a) son of Joseph,
founder of a tribe of Israel, (b) son of Hezekiah and father of Amon (Amos ...
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Strong's Hebrew
526. Amon -- "masterworkman," three Israelites
... 525, 526. Amon. 527 . "masterworkman," three Israelites. Transliteration: Amon
Phonetic Spelling: (aw-mone') Short Definition: Amon. ... NASB Word Usage Amon (17 ...
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528. Amon -- an Eg. god
... 527, 528. Amon. 529 . an Eg. god. Transliteration: Amon Phonetic Spelling:
(aw-mone') Short Definition: Amon. Word Origin of ...
/hebrew/528.htm - 6k

527. amon -- multitude
... 526, 527. amon. 528 . multitude. Transliteration: amon Phonetic Spelling:
(aw-mone') Short Definition: multitude. Word Origin the same as amon, qv. ... amon. 528 ...
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525. amon -- an artificer, architect, master workman
... 524, 525. amon. 526 . an artificer, architect, master workman. Transliteration:
amon Phonetic Spelling: (aw-mone') Short Definition: artisans. ... amon. 526 . ...
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2743. Charuts -- grandfather of King Amon
... 2742d, 2743. Charuts. 2744 . grandfather of King Amon. Transliteration: Charuts
Phonetic Spelling: (khaw-roots') Short Definition: Haruz. Word Origin pass. ...
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4922. Meshullemeth -- mother of King Amon
... 4921, 4922. Meshullemeth. 4923 . mother of King Amon. Transliteration:
Meshullemeth Phonetic Spelling: (mesh-ool-leh'-meth') Short Definition: Meshullemeth ...
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4996. No -- an Eg. city
... Definition: Thebes. Word Origin of foreign origin Definition an Eg. city
NASB Word Usage No-amon* (1), Thebes (4). No. Of Egyptian ...
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Library

How Amon Reigned Instead of Manasseh; and after Amon Reigned ...
... CHAPTER 4. How Amon Reigned Instead Of Manasseh; And After Amon Reigned Josiah;
He Was Both Righteous And Religious. As Also Concerning Huldah The Prophetess. ...
/.../josephus/the antiquities of the jews/chapter 4 how amon reigned.htm

Of the Holy Men who Flourished at this Period in Egypt. John, or ...
... Period in Egypt. John, or Amon, Benus, Theonas, Copres, Helles, Elias, Apelles,
Isidore, Serapion, Dioscorus, and Eulogius. As this ...
/.../the ecclesiastical history of sozomenus/chapter xxviii of the holy men.htm

History Of Egypt, Chaldaea, Syria, Babylonia, and Assyria, V 6
... THE CLOSE OF THE THEBAN EMPIRE -- (continued). RAMSES III.: MANNERS AND CUSTOMS --
POPULATION -- THE PREDOMINANCE OF AMON AND HIS HIGH PRIESTS. ...
/.../history of egypt chaldaea syria babylonia and assyria v 6/title page.htm

History Of Egypt, Chaldaea, Syria, Babylonia, and Assyria, V 5
... ATONU. Thutmosis III.: the talcing of Qodsha in the 42nd year of his reign --
The tribute of the south -- The triumph-song of Amon. ...
/.../history of egypt chaldaea syria babylonia and assyria v 5/title page.htm

Appendices
... DYNASTY XII. (THEBAN). 1. Amon-em-hat I.-S-hotep-ab-Ra, alone 20 years. ... With
Amon-em-hat II., 3 years. 3. Amon-em-hat II.-Nub-kau-Ra, alone 29 years. ...
/.../sayce/early israel and the surrounding nations/appendices.htm

The Lady Miriam
... and falling stone.". "The breach between Meneptah and Amon-meses, his mutinous
brother, may be healed by a wedding.". "So?". "Of a ...
//christianbookshelf.org/miller/the yoke/chapter vi the lady miriam.htm

The Captivity.
... Manasseh's son, Amon, undid all the reformation of his latter years, and brought
back idolatry; and indeed, the whole Jewish people had become so corrupt, that ...
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Manasseh and Josiah
... Of King Amon it is written: "He walked in all the way that his father walked in,
and served the idols that his father served, and worshiped them: and he ...
/.../white/the story of prophets and kings/chapter 32 manasseh and josiah.htm

Matthew's Genealogy of Jesus Christ
... Achaz begat Ezekias; 10. And Ezekias begat Manasses; and Manasses begat
Amon; and Amon begat Josias; 11. And Josias begat Jechonias ...
/.../maclaren/expositions of holy scripture a/matthews genealogy of jesus christ.htm

Genealogy of Jesus According to Matthew.
... godly king, like David]; 10 and Hezekiah begat Manasseh [an evil king, like Ahaz,
but, being punished of God, he repented]; and Manasseh begat Amon [an evil ...
/.../mcgarvey/the four-fold gospel/iii genealogy of jesus according.htm

Thesaurus
Amon (20 Occurrences)
... body and the head of a ram, referred to in Jeremiah 46:25, where the word "multitudes"
in the Authorized Version is more appropriately rendered "Amon" in the ...
/a/amon.htm - 18k

No-amon (1 Occurrence)
No-amon. Noamon, No-amon. Nob . Int. Standard Bible Encyclopedia
NO-AMON. no-a'-mon (no' 'amon, Egyptian nut, "a city," with ...
/n/no-amon.htm - 8k

Amon's (1 Occurrence)
...Amon's (1 Occurrence). 2 Kings 21:25 Now the rest of the acts of Amon which he did,
are they not written in the book of the chronicles of the kings of Judah? ...
/a/amon's.htm - 6k

Noamon
... Int. Standard Bible Encyclopedia NO-AMON. no-a'-mon (no' 'amon, Egyptian
nut, "a city," with the feminine ending t, and Amon, proper ...
/n/noamon.htm - 7k

No (18543 Occurrences)
... Or No-A'mon, the home of Amon, the name of Thebes, the ancient capital of what
is called the Middle Empire, in Upper or Southern Egypt. ...
/n/no.htm - 9k

Ashurbanipal (1 Occurrence)
... of the acts of Ashurbanipal, is the prophecy of Nahum, who in predicting the downfall
of Nineveh, said, "Art thou (Nineveh) better than No-amon?" This passage ...
/a/ashurbanipal.htm - 12k

Josi'ah (50 Occurrences)
... Matthew 1:10 and Hezekiah begat Manasseh, and Manasseh begat Amon, and Amon begat
Josiah, (See RSV). ... (See RSV). 1 Chronicles 3:14 Amon his son, Josiah his son. ...
/j/josi'ah.htm - 21k

Uzza (10 Occurrences)
... Easton's Bible Dictionary Strengh, a garden in which Manasseh and Amon
were buried (2 Kings 21:18, 26). It was probably near the ...
/u/uzza.htm - 13k

Meshullemeth (1 Occurrence)
... Easton's Bible Dictionary Friend, the wife of Manasseh, and the mother of Amon
(2 Kings 21:19), Kings of Judah. Int. Standard Bible Encyclopedia. MESHULLEMETH. ...
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Conspired (32 Occurrences)
... (See NIV). 2 Kings 21:23 The servants of Amon conspired against him, and put the
king to death in his own house. (WEB KJV JPS ASV DBY WBS NAS RSV NIV). ...
/c/conspired.htm - 16k

Concordance
Amon (20 Occurrences)

Matthew 1:10
Hezekiah became the father of Manasseh. Manasseh became the father of Amon. Amon became the father of Josiah.
(WEB KJV WEY ASV BBE DBY WBS YLT NAS NIV)

Numbers 21:14
As it says in the book of the Wars of the Lord, Vaheb in Suphah, and the valley of the Amon;
(BBE)

1 Kings 22:26
The king of Israel said, "Take Micaiah, and carry him back to Amon the governor of the city, and to Joash the king's son.
(WEB KJV JPS ASV BBE DBY WBS YLT NAS RSV NIV)

2 Kings 21:18
Manasseh slept with his fathers, and was buried in the garden of his own house, in the garden of Uzza: and Amon his son reigned in his place.
(WEB KJV JPS ASV BBE DBY WBS YLT NAS RSV NIV)

2 Kings 21:19
Amon was twenty-two years old when he began to reign; and he reigned two years in Jerusalem: and his mother's name was Meshullemeth the daughter of Haruz of Jotbah.
(WEB KJV JPS ASV BBE DBY WBS YLT NAS RSV NIV)

2 Kings 21:23
The servants of Amon conspired against him, and put the king to death in his own house.
(WEB KJV JPS ASV BBE DBY WBS YLT NAS RSV NIV)

2 Kings 21:24
But the people of the land killed all those who had conspired against king Amon; and the people of the land made Josiah his son king in his place.
(WEB KJV JPS ASV DBY WBS YLT NAS RSV NIV)

2 Kings 21:25
Now the rest of the acts of Amon which he did, aren't they written in the book of the chronicles of the kings of Judah?
(WEB KJV JPS ASV BBE DBY WBS YLT NAS RSV NIV)

1 Chronicles 3:14
Amon his son, Josiah his son.
(WEB KJV JPS ASV BBE DBY WBS YLT NAS RSV NIV)

2 Chronicles 18:25
The king of Israel said, Take Micaiah, and carry him back to Amon the governor of the city, and to Joash the king's son;
(WEB KJV JPS ASV BBE DBY WBS YLT NAS RSV NIV)

2 Chronicles 33:20
So Manasseh slept with his fathers, and they buried him in his own house: and Amon his son reigned in his place.
(WEB KJV JPS ASV BBE DBY WBS YLT NAS RSV NIV)

2 Chronicles 33:21
Amon was twenty-two years old when he began to reign; and he reigned two years in Jerusalem.
(WEB KJV JPS ASV BBE DBY WBS YLT NAS RSV NIV)

2 Chronicles 33:22
He did that which was evil in the sight of Yahweh, as did Manasseh his father; and Amon sacrificed to all the engraved images which Manasseh his father had made, and served them.
(WEB KJV JPS ASV BBE DBY WBS YLT NAS RSV NIV)

2 Chronicles 33:23
He didn't humble himself before Yahweh, as Manasseh his father had humbled himself; but this same Amon trespassed more and more.
(WEB KJV JPS ASV DBY WBS YLT NAS RSV NIV)

2 Chronicles 33:25
But the people of the land killed all those who had conspired against king Amon; and the people of the land made Josiah his son king in his place.
(WEB KJV JPS ASV BBE DBY WBS YLT NAS RSV NIV)

Nehemiah 7:59
the children of Shephatiah, the children of Hattil, the children of Pochereth Hazzebaim, the children of Amon.
(WEB KJV JPS ASV BBE DBY WBS YLT NAS RSV NIV)

Jeremiah 1:2
to whom the word of Yahweh came in the days of Josiah the son of Amon, king of Judah, in the thirteenth year of his reign.
(WEB KJV JPS ASV BBE DBY WBS YLT NAS RSV NIV)

Jeremiah 25:3
From the thirteenth year of Josiah the son of Amon, king of Judah, even to this day, these twenty-three years, the word of Yahweh has come to me, and I have spoken to you, rising up early and speaking; but you have not listened.
(WEB KJV JPS ASV BBE DBY WBS YLT NAS RSV NIV)

Jeremiah 46:25
Yahweh of Armies, the God of Israel, says: Behold, I will punish Amon of No, and Pharaoh, and Egypt, with her gods, and her kings; even Pharaoh, and those who trust in him:
(WEB JPS ASV BBE DBY YLT NAS RSV NIV)

Zephaniah 1:1
The word of Yahweh which came to Zephaniah, the son of Cushi, the son of Gedaliah, the son of Amariah, the son of Hezekiah, in the days of Josiah, the son of Amon, king of Judah.
(WEB KJV JPS ASV BBE DBY WBS NAS RSV NIV)

Subtopics

Amon

Amon or Amen

Amon: Ancestor of One of the Families of the Nethinim

Amon: Ancestor of One of the Families of the Nethinim: Called Ami

Amon: Governor of the City of Samaria

Amon: King of Judah

Related Terms

No-amon (1 Occurrence)

Amon's (1 Occurrence)

Noamon

No (18543 Occurrences)

Ashurbanipal (1 Occurrence)

Josi'ah (50 Occurrences)

Uzza (10 Occurrences)

Meshullemeth (1 Occurrence)

Conspired (32 Occurrences)

Josias (2 Occurrences)

Jotbah (4 Occurrences)

Thirteenth (12 Occurrences)

Ezekias (2 Occurrences)

Plotted (21 Occurrences)

Begat (112 Occurrences)

Conspiring (4 Occurrences)

Shishak (6 Occurrences)

Twenty-two (26 Occurrences)

Hezeki'ah (120 Occurrences)

Micai'ah (27 Occurrences)

Josiah (51 Occurrences)

Manasses (1 Occurrence)

Jo'ash (44 Occurrences)

Egypt (596 Occurrences)

Manas'seh (123 Occurrences)

Baal (94 Occurrences)

Thebes (5 Occurrences)

Stead (117 Occurrences)

Nob (6 Occurrences)

Reigning (57 Occurrences)

Micaiah (27 Occurrences)

Seize (91 Occurrences)

Haruz (1 Occurrence)

Joash (49 Occurrences)

Slept (74 Occurrences)

Rested (81 Occurrences)

Succeeded (81 Occurrences)

Design (84 Occurrences)

Canaan (102 Occurrences)

Amongst (47 Occurrences)

Canaanites (63 Occurrences)

Manasseh (140 Occurrences)

Zebaim (2 Occurrences)

Uzzah (10 Occurrences)

Incurred (9 Occurrences)

Tirhakah (2 Occurrences)

Trespassed (28 Occurrences)

Twenty-three (15 Occurrences)

Rampart (9 Occurrences)

Earthwork (7 Occurrences)

Meshul'lemeth (1 Occurrence)

Memphis (8 Occurrences)

Pochereth (2 Occurrences)

Persistently (16 Occurrences)

Po'chereth-hazzeba'im (2 Occurrences)

Pochereth-hazzebaim (2 Occurrences)

Put (13688 Occurrences)

Pokereth-hazzebaim (2 Occurrences)

Betimes (17 Occurrences)

Bell (3 Occurrences)

Cushi (7 Occurrences)

Conspirators (2 Occurrences)

Conspire (18 Occurrences)

Consisted (6 Occurrences)

Amomum (1 Occurrence)

Assassinated (10 Occurrences)

Alexandria (4 Occurrences)

Allom

Among (9675 Occurrences)

Ami (1 Occurrence)

Shephati'ah (12 Occurrences)

Serveth (24 Occurrences)

Shephatiah (13 Occurrences)

Situate (2 Occurrences)

Situated (6 Occurrences)

Hazzebaim (2 Occurrences)

Carved (36 Occurrences)

Hizkiah (2 Occurrences)

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