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The governor of Samaria in the time of Ahab. The prophet Micaiah was committed to his custody (1 Kings 22:26; 2Chr 18:25).
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: 2Chr 33:20-25) by his own servants, who conspired against him.
An Egyptian god, usually depicted with a human body and the head of a ram, referred to in Jeremiah 46:25, where the word "multitudes" in the Authorized Version is more appropriately rendered "Amon" in the Revised Version. In Nahum 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.
These dictionary topics are from M.G. Easton M.A., D.D., Illustrated Bible Dictionary, Third Edition, published by Thomas Nelson, 1897. Public Domain, copy freely.
Easton, Matthew George. "Entry for 'Amon'". "Easton's Bible Dictionary".