Amnon

Synonyms:
Amnon, am-NON, אַמְנֹן
Amnon (Wikipedia)
Amnon
Prince of Israel
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Amnon and Tamar, painted by Jan Steen
BornHebron, Judah, Israel
DiedBaal-hazor, Ephraim, Israel
FatherKing David
MotherAhinoam

Amnon (Hebrew:

אַמְנוֹן‬, "faithful", born circa 1000 BCE) was the oldest son of King David and his third wife, Ahinoam of Jezreel. He was born in Hebron during his father's reign in Judah. He was the heir apparent to the throne of Israel until he was assassinated by his half-brother Absalom to avenge the rape of their sister Tamar.

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