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Amon

Amon (āˈmŏn) [key] [Heb., = trustworthy]. 1 King of Judah (642–640 B.C.), son and successor of Manasseh. According to Chronicles, he was inattentive to the worship of God, and the accounts accordingly denounce him strongly. However, his worship of other gods indicates that he, like his father, was an Assyrian vassal. Amon was murdered, and Josiah succeeded him. 2 In the Bible, Ahab's governor of Samaria.

The Columbia Electronic Encyclopedia, 6th ed. Copyright © 2012, Columbia University Press. All rights reserved.

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