Absalom

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Absalom (, Avshalom, "father of peace"), according to the Hebrew Bible, was the third son of David, King of Israel with Maacah, daughter of Talmai, King of Geshur.wikipedia
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Hebron

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Absalom, David's third son, by Maacah, was born in Hebron.
It was in Hebron again that Absalom has himself declared king and then raises a revolt against his father David.

Tamar (daughter of David)

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Absalom's sister, who was also called Tamar, was raped by Amnon, who was their half-brother.
In the biblical narrative, she is the daughter of King David, and sister of Absalom.

Ahitophel

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Absalom reached the capital and consulted with the renowned Ahithophel (sometimes spelled Achitophel).
During Absalom's revolt he deserted David (Psalm 41:9; 55:12–14) and supported Absalom (2 Samuel 15:12).

Tomb of Absalom

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An ancient monument in the Kidron Valley near the Old City of Jerusalem, known as the Tomb of Absalom or Absalom's Pillar and traditionally identified as the monument of the biblical narrative, is now dated by modern archeologists to the first century AD.
Although traditionally ascribed to Absalom, the rebellious son of King David of Israel (circa 1000 BCE), recent scholarship has dated it to the 1st century CE.

Hushai

However, he took the precaution of instructing a servant, Hushai, to infiltrate Absalom's court and subvert it.
During Absalom's rebellion, as described in the Second Book of Samuel, he agrees to act as an advisor to Absalom to sabotage his plans while secretly sending information to David.

Amnon

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Absalom's sister, who was also called Tamar, was raped by Amnon, who was their half-brother.
He was the heir apparent to the throne of Israel until he was assassinated by his half-brother Absalom to avenge the rape of their sister Tamar.

Abijah of Judah

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Maacah was the mother of Abijah of Judah, and grandmother of Asa of Judah.
One of the alleged contradictions is that Maacah is sometimes described as the daughter of Absalom, and elsewhere the daughter of Uriel.

Kingdom of Israel (united monarchy)

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Absalom (, Avshalom, "father of peace"), according to the Hebrew Bible, was the third son of David, King of Israel with Maacah, daughter of Talmai, King of Geshur.
Israel rebels against David and appoints David's son Absalom king, forcing David into exile east of the Jordan.

Absalom and Achitophel

The poem tells the Biblical tale of the rebellion of Absalom against King David; in this context it is an allegory used to represent a story contemporary to Dryden, concerning King Charles II and the Exclusion Crisis (1679-1681).

Battle of the Wood of Ephraim

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Absalom eventually rebelled against his father and was killed during the Battle of Ephraim's Wood.
According to 2 Samuel, the Battle of the Wood of Ephraim was a military conflict between the rebel forces of the formerly exiled Israelite prince Absalom against the royal forces of his father king David during a short lived revolt.

Maacah

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Absalom (, Avshalom, "father of peace"), according to the Hebrew Bible, was the third son of David, King of Israel with Maacah, daughter of Talmai, King of Geshur. Although he had no sons says that Absalom had another daughter or granddaughter named Maacah, who later became the favorite wife of Rehoboam.

Geshur

Absalom (, Avshalom, "father of peace"), according to the Hebrew Bible, was the third son of David, King of Israel with Maacah, daughter of Talmai, King of Geshur.
Her son Absalom fled to his mother's native country after the murder of his half-brother and David's eldest son, Amnon.

Rehoboam

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Although he had no sons says that Absalom had another daughter or granddaughter named Maacah, who later became the favorite wife of Rehoboam.
After Mahalath he married his cousin Maacah, daughter of Absalom, David's son.

Joab

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It was not until three years later that Absalom was fully reinstated in his father's favour and finally returned to Jerusalem (see Joab).
Joab played a pivotal role as the commander of David's forces during Absalom's rebellion.

Cry, the Beloved Country

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Absalom, the son of Stephen Kumalo, is named for the son of King David, who rose against his father in rebellion.

Talmai

Maachah
Absalom (, Avshalom, "father of peace"), according to the Hebrew Bible, was the third son of David, King of Israel with Maacah, daughter of Talmai, King of Geshur.
His daughter Maacah was a wife to the king David of Israel, mother of Tamar and Absalom.

Kidron Valley

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An ancient monument in the Kidron Valley near the Old City of Jerusalem, known as the Tomb of Absalom or Absalom's Pillar and traditionally identified as the monument of the biblical narrative, is now dated by modern archeologists to the first century AD.
King David fled through the Kidron Valley during the rebellion of Absalom.

Absalom, Absalom!

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Like other Faulkner novels, Absalom, Absalom! allegorizes Southern history; the title itself is an allusion to a wayward son fighting the empire his father built, much like the Biblical story of King David and Absalom.

Mahanaim

David withdrew to the city (Mahanaim) in mourning, until Joab roused him from "the extravagance of his grief" and called on him to fulfil his duty to his people.
Mahanaim is also the location to which David is described as fleeing, when his son Absalom rebelled; having arrived at Mahanaim (2 Samuel 17:24), David is described as having been entertained by a man named Barzillai, and having mustered forces there to combat Absalom's army.

Absalom (name)

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Absalom (English pronunciation, ; Biblical Greek Αβεσσαλωμ) is a masculine first name from the Old Testament, where Absalom is a son of King David.

David

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Absalom (, Avshalom, "father of peace"), according to the Hebrew Bible, was the third son of David, King of Israel with Maacah, daughter of Talmai, King of Geshur.
Because of this sin, God denies David the opportunity to build the temple, and his son Absalom tries to overthrow him.

Hebrew Bible

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Absalom (, Avshalom, "father of peace"), according to the Hebrew Bible, was the third son of David, King of Israel with Maacah, daughter of Talmai, King of Geshur.

Jerusalem

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He moved at an early age along with the transfer of the capital to Jerusalem, where he spent most of his life.

Asa of Judah

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Maacah was the mother of Abijah of Judah, and grandmother of Asa of Judah.