1. The governor of Samaria in the time of Ahab. The prophet Micaiah
was committed to his custody
(1 Kings 22:26; 2 Chronicles 18:25)
2. 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; 2 Chronicles 33:20-25) by his own servants, who conspired
3. 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.
4. (Nehemiah 7:59)