[ ab-suh-luhm ]
/ ˈæb sə ləm /
the third and favorite son of David, who rebelled against his father and was slain by Joab. 2 Samuel 13–18.
a male given name: from a Hebrew word meaning “father of peace.”
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How to use Absalom in a sentence
He is a sort of celestial Absalom—vicious, tyrannical, rebellious; but secure of ultimate pardon and rehabilitation.
The conduct of Absalom, whose beauty and vanity were equalled by his ambition and his ingratitude, has made him forever infamous.
Upon its door was fastened a battered tin sign showing the words: "Absalom Jayres, Counsellor."
Amnon, the eldest son, was slain by young Absalom, who waited two years for an opportunity.
British Dictionary definitions for Absalom
Old Testament the third son of David, who rebelled against his father and was eventually killed by Joab (II Samuel 15–18)
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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