Amon, King of Judah (אָמוֹן, amon; אָמֹן, amon), king of Judah. The 15th king of Judah. Amon ascended to the throne after the death of his father, Manasseh. Reigned from 642 to 640 bc, when he was assassinated by his court officials. Succeeded by his son Josiah (2 Kgs 21:24).
AMON (PERSON) [Heb ʾāmôn (אָמֹון)]. Var. AMI. 1. The son of Manasseh, who ruled over Judah for two years, ca. 642–640 b.c.e. (2 Kgs 21:19–26 = 2 Chr 33:21–25). Amon came to the throne at the age of twenty-two, being one of Manasseh’s youngest sons. His reign was cut short by an assassination plot carried
AMOS (PERSON) [Heb ʿāmôs (עָמֹוס)]. 1. See AMOS, BOOK OF.2. The son of Manasseh and father of Josiah, according to Matthew’s genealogy tying Joseph, the husband of Mary, to the House of David and Solomon (Matt 1:10). Amos is unknown as an ancestor of Jesus in any other biblical documents, except Luke’s
Amon (Person). 1. Governor of the city of Samaria during the reign of Ahab in Israel (1 Kgs 22:26; 2 Chr 18:25). Amon imprisoned the prophet Micaiah while Ahab defied Micaiah’s warning against attacking Ramoth-gilead.2. King Manasseh’s son, the 15th king of Judah (642–640 bc). Amon was 22 years old
The International Standard Bible Encyclopedia, Revised
AMON (Person)1. Governor of the city of Samaria during the reign of Ahab in Israel (1 Kgs 22:26; 2 Chr 18:25). Amon imprisoned the prophet Micaiah while Ahab defied Micaiah’s warning against attacking Ramoth-gilead.2. King Manasseh’s son, the 15th king of Judah (642–640 bc). Amon was 22 years old when
The HarperCollins Bible Dictionary (Revised and Updated)
Amon (am´uhn).1 A governor of the city of Samaria during the reign of Ahab (1 Kings 22:10, 26).2 A king of Judah, grandson of Hezekiah, son of and successor to Manasseh, and father of Josiah. He became king at age twenty-two and ruled for two years (ca. 642–640 bce) before being murdered in his palace
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
AMON. The son of Manasseh, Amon reigned for 2 years over Judah (2 Ki. 21:19–26; 2 Ch. 33:21–25). Before his reign was cut short by assassination, he gave the clearest evidence of his complete acceptance of the gross idolatry of his father’s earlier years. It is not certainly known what motive inspired
Amon (Heb. ʾāmôn) (PERSON) (also AMI)1. King of Judah, son of Manasseh and grandson of Hezekiah, and father of Josiah. His reign was brief, lasting only two years (643–642 b.c.; 2 Kgs. 21:19–26; 2 Chr. 33:21–25).Amon succeeded to the throne following the death of Manasseh. Only 22 at his accession
AMON The son of Manasseh and king of Judah from around 642 to 640 b.c. (2 Kgs 21:19–26; 2 Chr 33:21–25). Amon is remembered for continuing his father’s pro-Assyrian policy, and for endorsing his father’s Assyrian-influenced idolatry (2 Kgs 21:20–22; 2 Chr 33:22). Amon was soon assassinated by a conspiracy
A´mon (builder).1. One of Ahab’s governors. 1 Kings 22:26; 2 Chron. 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.