Easton's Bible Dictionary 
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Bibliography Information Easton, Matthew George. Entry for 'Amnon'. Easton's Bible Dictionary. https://www.studylight.org/dictionaries/eng/ebd/a/amnon.html. 1897.
People's Dictionary of the Bible 
Amnon ( Am'Non ), Faithful. The eldest son of David, by Ahinoam of Jezreel. 2 Samuel 3:2. He is known only by his guilt in violating his half-sister Tamar; for which Absalom, two years after, caused him to be assassinated, 2 Samuel 13:1-39, thus also getting an elder brother out of his way to the throne.
Hastings' Dictionary of the Bible 
AMNON . 1 . Eldest son of David by Ahinoam the Jezreelitess. He dishonoured his half-sister Tamar, and was, on that account, slain by her brother Absalom ( 2 Samuel 3:2; 2 Samuel 13:1 f.). 2 . Son of Shimon ( 1 Chronicles 4:20 ).
Morrish Bible Dictionary 
1. Eldest son of David by Ahinoam: he was slain by Absalom for the violence done to his sister Tamar. 2 Samuel 3:2; 2 Samuel 13:1-29; 1 Chronicles 3:1 .
2. Son of Shimon. 1 Chronicles 4:20 .
Smith's Bible Dictionary 
1. Eldest son of David. (B.C. 1052). He dishonored his half-sister Tamar, and was in consequence murdered by her brother. 2 Samuel 13:1-29.
2. Son of Shimon. 1 Chronicles 4:20.
Fausset's Bible Dictionary 
1. David's oldest son by Ahinoam the Jezreelitess, born in Hebron while David reigned there over Judah only. Forced his half sister Tamar, and was murdered by her brother Absolom (See Absalom . (2 Samuel 13).
2. 1 Chronicles 4:20.
American Tract Society Bible Dictionary 
The eldest son of David, by Ahimoam of Jezreel. He is known only by his guilt in violating his sister; for which Absalom, two years after, caused him to be assassinated, 2 Samuel 13:1-39 .
Holman Bible Dictionary 
2 Samuel 3:2 2 Samuel 13:1-20 1 Chronicles 4:20
Cyclopedia of Biblical, Theological and Ecclesiastical Literature 
(Heb., Amnon', אִמְנוֹן [ 2 Samuel 13:20, אֲמִינוֹן , Aminon' ] , Faithful; Sept. Ἀμνών ) , the name of three men.
1. The first named of the four sons of Shimon or Shammai, of the children of Ezra, the descendant of Judah ( 1 Chronicles 4:20, comp. 1 Chronicles 4:17), B.C. prob. post 1612.
2. The eldest son of David by Ahinoam of Jezreel ( 1 Chronicles 3:1), born at Hebron ( 2 Samuel 3:2), B.C. cir. 1052. He is only known for his violation of his half sister Tamar, B.C. cir. 1031, which her full brother Absalom revenged two years after, by causing him to be assassinated while a guest at his table (2 Samuel 13). (See Absalom). The Sept. (in a clause added in 2 Samuel 13:21, but wanting in the Hebrew) assigns as the reason for David's refraining from executing the penalty due to Amnon, that "he loved him because he was his first-born" — a fact that no doubt formed an additional incentive to the ambitious Absalom for putting him out of the way. (See David).
3. a rabbi of Mayence, lived about 1240. He wrote, Machzor, a book of prayers, printed at Dyhernfurt in 1703. See Hoefer, Nouv. Biog. Gen., s.v.
International Standard Bible Encyclopedia 
am´non ( אמנון , 'amnōn , "faithful"; compare אמּינון , 'ămı̄nōn , 2 Samuel 13:20 , which is probably a diminutive. Wellhausen ( IJG , II, 24, note 2) resolves אמּינון into אמּי 'immı̄ , and נוּן , nūn , "my mother is the serpent"; compare Nun ):
(1) The eldest son of David and Ahinoam, the Jezreelites (compare 2 Samuel 3:2 ). As the crown prince and heir presumptive to the throne, he was intensely hated by Absalom, who was, therefore, doubly eager to revenge the outrage committed by Amnon upon his sister Tamar ( 2 Samuel 3:2; 2 Samuel 13:1 , 1 Chronicles 3:1 ).
(2) A name in the genealogy of Judah ( 1 Chronicles 4:20 ).
Kitto's Popular Cyclopedia of Biblial Literature 
Am´non (faithful), the eldest son of David, by Ahinoam of Jezreel. He was born at Hebron, about B.C. 1056. He is only known for his atrocious conduct towards his half-sister Tamar, which her full-brother Absalom revenged two years after, by causing him to be assassinated while a guest at his table, in B.C. 1032 (2 Samuel 13) [ABSALOM].
- ↑ Amnon from Easton's Bible Dictionary
- ↑ Amnon from People's Dictionary of the Bible
- ↑ Amnon from Hastings' Dictionary of the Bible
- ↑ Amnon from Morrish Bible Dictionary
- ↑ Amnon from Smith's Bible Dictionary
- ↑ Amnon from Fausset's Bible Dictionary
- ↑ Amnon from American Tract Society Bible Dictionary
- ↑ Amnon from Holman Bible Dictionary
- ↑ Amnon from Cyclopedia of Biblical, Theological and Ecclesiastical Literature
- ↑ Amnon from International Standard Bible Encyclopedia
- ↑ Amnon from Kitto's Popular Cyclopedia of Biblial Literature