Definitions for absalomˈæb sə ləm

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

Ab•sa•lomˈæb sə ləm(n.)

  1. the third son of David: he rebelled against his father and was slain by Joab. II Sam. 13–18.

    Category: Bible


  1. Absalom(ProperNoun)

    The third son of David, king of Israel.

  2. Absalom(ProperNoun)

    A male given name.

  3. Origin: Hebrew אַבְשָׁלוֹם (Avšalom), "father of peace", from אָב (av = 'father') + שָׁלוֹם (shalom = 'peace').


  1. Absalom

    According to the Bible, Absalom or Avshalom was the third son of David, King of Israel with Maachah, 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 Wood.

The Nuttall Encyclopedia

  1. Absalom

    a son of David, who rebelled against his father, and at whose death David gave vent to a bitter wail of grief. A name given by Dryden to the Duke of Monmouth, son of Charles II.


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