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  3  definitions  found 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  Amon 
  n  :  a  primeval  personification  of  air  and  breath;  worshipped 
  especially  at  Thebes  [syn:  {Amen},  {Amon}] 
 
  From  Easton's  1897  Bible  Dictionary  [easton]: 
 
  Amon 
  builder.  (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)  refers  to  the  moral 
  depravity  prevailing  in  this  king's  reign. 
 
  He  was  assassinated  (2  Kings  21:18-26:  2  Chr.  33:20-25)  by  his 
  own  servants,  who  conspired  against  him 
 
  (3.)  An  Egyptian  god,  usually  depicted  with  a  human  body  and 
  the  head  of  a  ram,  referred  to  in  Jer.  46:25,  where  the  word 
  multitudes"  in  the  Authorized  Version  is  more  appropriately 
  rendered  Amon"  in  the  Revised  Version.  In  Nah.  3:8  the 
  expression  "populous  No"  of  the  Authorized  version  is  rendered 
  in  the  Revised  Version  "No-amon."  Amon  is  identified  with  Ra 
  the  sun-god  of  Heliopolis 
 
  (4.)  Neh.  7:59. 
 
 
  From  Hitchcock's  Bible  Names  Dictionary  (late  1800's)  [hitchcock]: 
 
  Amon,  faithful;  true 
 




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