Absalom, av-sha-LOM, אַבְשָׁלוֹם
Absalom (Wikipedia)
Prince of Israel
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The death of Absalom, hanging from a tree by his hair (14th-century German miniature).
BornHebron, Judah, Israel
DiedEphraim's Wood, Israel
HouseHouse of David
FatherKing David
MotherMaacah bat Talmai

Absalom (Hebrew: אַבְשָלוֹם‬, Avshalom, "father of peace"), according to the Hebrew Bible, was the third son of David, King of Israel with Maacah, daughter of Talmai, King of Geshur.

2 Samuel 14:25 describes him as the most handsome man in the kingdom. Absalom eventually rebelled against his father and was killed during the Battle of Ephraim's Wood.

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