The fourteenth king of Judah, son of Manasseh, began to reign B. C. 639, at the age of twenty-two, and reigned only two years at Jerusalem. He did evil in the sight of the Lord, as his father Manasseh had done, by forsaking Jehovah and worshipping idols. His servants conspired against him, and slew him in his own house; but the people killed all the conspirators, and established his son Josiah on the throne. He was buried in the garden of Uzzah, 2Ki 21:18-26; 2Ch 33:21-25.
(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 (Zep 1:4; 3:4,11) refers to the moral depravity prevailing in this king's reign.
(3.) An Egyptian god, usually depicted with a human body and the head of a ram, referred to in Jer 46:25, where the word "multitudes" in the Authorized Version is more appropriately rendered "Amon" in the Revised Version. In Na 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.) Ne 7:59.
1. Son and successor of Manasseh king of Judah. He reigned two years or parts of years. Our Biblical books know only that he carried on the religious practices of his father. He was put to death by a palace conspiracy, but the assassins were punished by the populace, who placed Josiah on the throne (2Ki 21:19 ff.). It has been suggested that his name is that of the Egyptian sun-god (see next art.). 2. A governor of Samaria (1Ki 22:26). 3. See Ami.
H. P. Smith.
AMON (Gr. Ammon, Egyp. Am
2. Son and successor of Manasseh, king of Judah. He reigned but 2 years, B.C. 643-2. He did evil in the sight of the Lord, and served the idols which his father had set up. His servants conspired against him, and slew him in his own house. 2Ki 21:18-25; 1Ch 3:14; 2Ch 33:20-25; Jer 1:2; 25:3; Zep 1:1; Mt 1:10.
3. Ne 7:59. See AMI
1. One of Ahab's governors.
2. King of Judah, son and successor of Manasseh, reigned two years, from B.C. 642 to 640. Amon devoted himself wholly to the service of false gods, but was killed in a conspiracy, and was succeeded by his son Josiah.