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Amon

Amon was one of the most important of the ancient Egyptian gods, and is commonly identified with Ra. See Ammon.

There are also a few people called Amon in the Bible:

(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.

(part of this is From Easton's Bible Dictionary (1897))



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