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Absalom (envoy)
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The Lexham Bible Dictionary
Absalom the Envoy
Absalom the Envoy (Ἀβεσσαλώμ, Abessalōm). One of two envoys (the other being John) whom the Jews sent to the Seleucid official Lysias during the time of Antiochus IV Epiphanes (2 Macc 11:17).
The Anchor Yale Bible Dictionary
Absalom (Person)
ABSALOM (PERSON) [Heb ʾabšālōm (אַבְשָׁלֹם)]. Var. ABISHALOM.1. Third son of David. His mother was a foreigner, MAACAH, daughter of Talmai, king of Geshur (2 Sam 3:3; 1 Chr 3:2). He was one of six sons born to David at Hebron by six different wives. He was at the center of a long-running series of
The International Standard Bible Encyclopedia, Revised
Absalom (envoy)
3. [Gk. Abessalōm]; AV ABSALON. One of two envoys of the Jews, mentioned in a letter sent by Lysias to the Jewish nation (2 Macc. 11:17).
Eerdmans Dictionary of the Bible
Absalom
Absalom (Heb. ʾaḇšālōm; Gk. Apsalōmos, Abessalōm) (also ABISHALOM)1. The third son of David, born to Maacah, daughter of Talmai king of Geshur (2 Sam. 3:3 = 1 Chr. 3:2); presumably an ancestor of Maacah the wife of Rehoboam and mother of Abijam (1 Kgs. 15:2, Abishalom). Absalom plays a major role
The International Standard Bible Encyclopaedia, Volumes 1–5
Absalom (2)
ABSALOM (Apoc) (B, Ἀβεσσάλωμος, Abessálōmos and Abessalō̇m; A, Absálōmos; AV Absalon):(1) Father of Mattathias, a captain of the Jewish army (1 Macc 11:70; Ant, XIII, v, 7).(2) Father of Jonathan who was sent by Simon Maccabee to take possession of Joppa; perhaps identical with A (1) (1 Macc 13:11;
All the People in the Bible: An A–Z Guide to the Saints, Scoundrels, and Other Characters in Scripture
Absalom
Absalom [ab-suh-lom] (אבשלום, “The Father Is Peace”) (1) David’s rebellious son (2 Sam. 3:3) (2) the father of Mattathias (5), a captain under Jonathan (6) (1 Macc. 11:70) (3) a Jewish envoy to the Syrians; possibly the same as Absalom (2) (2 Macc. 11:17)