faithful. (1.) One of the sons of Shammai, of the children of Ezra (1 Chr. 4:20; comp. 17). (2.) The eldest son of David, by Ahinoam of Jezreel (1 Chr. 3:1; 2 Sam. 3:2). Absalom caused him to be put to death for his great crime in the matter of Tamar (2 Sam. 13:28, 29).
He mentions Alexander Yakobson and amnon Rubenstein; one could also include Ruth Gavison, Shlomo Avineri, and others.
In a single word, our attention is now turned to the father of both amnon and Tamar.
From its second name it may be Ovis amnon (Raos), or O. argal.
And Tamar took the cakes which she had made, and brought them into the chamber to amnon her brother.
amnon, the eldest son, was slain by young Absalom, who waited two years for an opportunity.
amnon confessed his passion, that he was in love with a sister of his, who had the same father with himself.
amnon regarded himself as the heir to the throne, and his fierce passions brought the first infamy into the family of David.
In the same way Tamar could have married her half-brother amnon, though they were both the children of David.
By a cunningly devised plot amnon succeeded in bringing the beautiful damsel into his chamber.
In spite of this it was counted both by Jonadab and amnon a suitable weapon for their purpose.