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Amon (deity)
Excerpt from the Lexham Bible Dictionary, the most advanced Bible dictionary.
An Egyptian deity usually associated with the wind. Sometimes depicted with a human body and the head of a ram. He is mentioned in Jer 46:25. He was particularly associated with the city Thebes; in Nah 3:8, the city name translated as Thebes is actually No-Amon (“city of Amon”). After Thebes became the capital of Egypt, Amon acquired national importance and began to take on characteristics of the sun god, Re. Eventually he was referred to as Amon-Re and was the chief god of Egypt by the time of the New Kingdom (ca. 1540 bc).
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The Lexham Bible Dictionary
Amon
Amon, Deity (אָמוֹן‎, amon). An Egyptian deity usually associated with the wind. Sometimes depicted with a human body and the head of a ram. He is mentioned in Jer 46:25. He was particularly associated with the city Thebes; in Nah 3:8, the city name translated as Thebes is actually No-Amon (“city of Amon”).
The Anchor Yale Bible Dictionary
Amon (Deity)
AMON (DEITY) [Heb ʾāmôn (אָמֹון)]. An Egyptian deity who was recognized as the “king of the gods” by the time of the New Kingdom. He was connected with the city of Thebes, an association remembered by some of the later biblical writers. In Egyptian his name means “hidden” or “invisible one” (Eg Imn).
The International Standard Bible Encyclopedia, Revised
Amon
Amon [Heb. ˊāmôn; Assyr. āmūnû; Egyp imn] (Jer. 46:25); AV “the multitude.” The Egyptian local deity of Thebes (No).
The Wycliffe Bible Encyclopedia
Amon
AMON1. Governor of the city of Samaria under Ahab, keeper of the prophet Micaiah, while Ahab with Jehoshaphat fought Syria (1 Kgs 22:2, 10, 26; 2 Chr 18:25).2. King of Judah, son of Manasseh, who succeeded his father at age 22 and reigned two years (2 Kgs 21:19–21). He was distinguished by his evil
The New Bible Dictionary, Third Edition
Amon
AMON (Egyp. Amūn, ‘the hidden’). An Egyptian god whose essential nature is as unclear as his name indicates. Often associated with the wind, and in certain forms embodying the power of generation, he was first prominent as a local god of *Thebes, whence came the powerful 12th Dynasty pharaohs (1991–1786
Eerdmans Dictionary of the Bible
Amon
Amon (Heb. ʾāmôn) (DEITY)The Egyptian god of the wind (Jer. 46:25). As Amon-Re he was the supreme god of the New Kingdom.
Eerdmans Bible Dictionary
Amon (Deity)
Amon (Deity). The Egyptian god of the wind (Jer. 46:25); as Amon-Re he was the supreme god of the Egyptian Empire.
Dictionary of Deities and Demons in the Bible
Amun
AMUN אמוןI. Amun, ʒmn, from jmn ‘to hide’: the “Hidden one”. The Greeks identified Amun with →Zeus because of his function as chief of the Egyptian pantheon. Amun occurs as divine name in Jer 46:25 (ʾāmôn minnōʾ Amon of No: Amon of Thebes) and Nah 3:8 (nōʾ ʾāmôn No-Amon: the city of Amon).II.
Smith’s Bible Dictionary
Amon
A´mon, or A´men (the mysterious), an Egyptian divinity, whose name occurs in that of No-amon. Nah. 3:8. Amen was one of the eight gods of the first order, and chief of the triad of Thebes. He was worshipped at that city as Amen-Ra, or “Amen the Sun.”Amon.
The New Unger’s Bible Dictionary
Amon
A´MON (āʹmon; “faithful”).1. The governor of “the city” (probably Samaria) in the time of Ahab, who was charged to keep Micaiah till the king should return from the siege of Ramoth-gilead (1 Kings 22:26; 2 Chron. 18:25), 850 b.c.2. The fifteenth king of Judah, who succeeded his father, Manasseh, at
Easton’s Bible Dictionary
Amon
Amonbuilder. (1.) The governor of Samaria in the time of Ahab. The prophet Micaiah was committed to his custody (1 Kings 22:26; 2 Chr. 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)
International Standard Bible Encyclopedia
AMON
AMON<a’-mon> ( אָמוֹן‎ [’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.
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