Absalom's tomb

monument near the Kidron River (Israel) which is traditionally considered to be the tomb of King David's son Absalom

English contemporary dictionary. 2014.

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  • ABSALOM — (1) Judah Maccabaeus ambassador in 164 B.C.E. (II Macc. 11:17). (2) The father of Mattathias and Jonathan, who both held high commands during the Maccabean wars (I Macc. 11:70 and 13:11; Jos., Ant., 13:161, 202). (3) The younger son of John… …   Encyclopedia of Judaism

  • Absalom — or Avshalom ( he. אַבְשָלוֹם Father/Leader of/is peace or Salem is my Father , Standard Hebrew Avšalom, Tiberian Hebrew ʾAḇšālôm), in the Bible, is the third son of David, king of Israel. He was deemed the most beautified man in the kingdom (2… …   Wikipedia

  • Absalom — • Article covers Absalom, son of David; Absalom, father of Mathathias; and Absalom, father of Jonathan Catholic Encyclopedia. Kevin Knight. 2006. Absalom     Absalom      …   Catholic encyclopedia

  • ABSALOM — (Heb. אַבְשָׁלוֹם, אַבְשָׁלֹם, אֲבִישָׁלוֹם), third son of david , born during his reign in Hebron, probably about 1007/06 B.C.E. In the Bible Absalom was the son of Maacah, the daughter of King Talmai of Geshur. When his half brother Amnon… …   Encyclopedia of Judaism

  • Absalom (disambiguation) — Absalom may refer to:;People;Fictional characters * Absalom, character in the manga One Piece by Eiichiro Oda. * Absalom (comics), fictional character created by Marvel Comics and a mutant member of the immortal Externals. * Absalom, fictional… …   Wikipedia

  • ABSALOM, MONUMENT OF — Situated in the Kidron Valley, close to the Temple Mount in Jerusalem, are a number of monumental rock hewn tombs of which one has been attributed by tradition to Absalom in reference to II Samuel 18:18, where it is stated that Absalom set up for …   Encyclopedia of Judaism

  • Tomb of Zechariah — The Tomb of Zechariah ( he. קבר זכריה) is an ancient monument in the Kidron Valley, directly east of the Old City of Jerusalem. It is not, strictly speaking, a tomb, but a monument situated adjacent to a tomb. The structure, which has a pyramid… …   Wikipedia

  • The Lost Tomb of Jesus — ] In The Jesus Family Tomb , Simcha Jacobovici claims the James Ossuary would have been a part of this tomb, but was removed by artifact dealers, and thus discovered separately. [http://dsc.discovery.com/convergence/tomb/explore/explore.html Lost …   Wikipedia

  • JERUSALEM — The entry is arranged according to the following outline: history name protohistory the bronze age david and first temple period second temple period the roman period byzantine jerusalem arab period crusader period mamluk period …   Encyclopedia of Judaism

  • TOMBS AND TOMBSTONES — Regular burial of the dead in tombs was customary even in prehistoric times as a manifestation of the beginnings of religious ritual, both among nomads and among settled peoples. In the Neolithic period, deceased tribal heads were regarded as… …   Encyclopedia of Judaism

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