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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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.

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 . It became one of the principal centers of the Tribe of Judah and was classified as one of the six traditional Cities of Refuge.

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).

Absalom and Achitophel

Absalom and Achitophel (1681) is a landmark poetic political satire by John Dryden, using the Biblical story as a metaphor for the politics of the poet's own time.
The poem tells the Biblical tale of the rebellion of Absalom against King David, but this tale is an allegory used to represent a story contemporary to Dryden, a story of King Charles II and the Exclusion Crisis (1679-1681).

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.

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.

Hushai

However, he took the precaution of instructing a servant, Hushai, to infiltrate Absalom's court and subvert it. Hushai convinced Absalom to ignore Ahithophel's advice to attack his father while he was on the run, and instead to prepare his forces for a major attack.
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.

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. says that Absalom had another daughter or granddaughter named Maacah, who later became the favorite wife of Rehoboam.
A wife of David, and daughter of Talmai, King of Geshur (1 Chronicles 3:3), a near neighbor of the Maachathites. David fathered Absalom and Tamar by her.

Cry, the Beloved Country

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Cry, the Beloved Country by Alan Paton. Absalom was the name of Stephen Kumalo's son in the novel. Like the historical Absalom, Absalom Kumalo was at odds with his father, the two fighting a moral and ethical battle of sorts over the course of some of the novel's most important events. Absalom kills and murders a man, and also meets an untimely death.
Absalom, the son of Stephen Kumalo, is named for the son of King David, who rose against his father in rebellion.

Rehoboam

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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.

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.

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.

Absalom, Absalom!

Absalom, Absalom! is a novel by William Faulkner, and refers to the return of Thomas Sutpen's son.
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.

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.

Talmai

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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.
His daughter Maacah was a wife to the king David of Israel, mother of Tamar 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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"Avshalom" is commonly used as a male first name in contemporary Israel. Other variants, used either as a first name or a surname, include "Absalom", "Absolon", "Avessalom", "Avesalom", "Absalon", and "Absolom".
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.

Wormwood: Curious Stories from the Bible

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"Hanging By His Hair" from the 1998 Wormwood album by The Residents recounts Absalom's defiance and death. Also performed on Roadworms (The Berlin Sessions) and Wormwood Live.
14) "Hanging by His Hair" - (2:33) tells us the story of Absalom and his death. (2 Samuel 13: 20-30, 16: 20-22, 18: 9-15)

Darksiders II

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In Darksiders II, Absalom was the leader of an Old Race known as the Nephilim. When Mankind was given the prize of Eden, Absalom led his armies against Heaven and Hell in an attempt to steal it back. He is the main antagonist of Darksiders 2.
There, Death is accosted by the shadowy form of Absalom, the first Nephilim, whose hatred lasted beyond his slaying at Death's hands and caused the Corruption, enabling him to take his revenge on creation.

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.

Cherethites and Pelethites

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All Israel and Judah flocked to him, and David, attended only by the Cherethites and Pelethites and his former bodyguard, which had followed him from Gath, found it expedient to flee.