Definitions for absalomˈæb sə ləm
Random House Webster's College Dictionary
Ab•sa•lomˈæb sə ləm(n.)
the third son of David: he rebelled against his father and was slain by Joab. II Sam. 13–18.
The third son of David, king of Israel.
A male given name.
Origin: Hebrew אַבְשָׁלוֹם (Avšalom), "father of peace", from אָב (av = 'father') + שָׁלוֹם (shalom = 'peace').
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
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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