father of peace

(father of peace),third son of David by Maachah, daughter of Tamai king of Geshur, a Syrian district adjoining the northeast frontier of the Holy Land. (Born B.C. 1050.) Absalom had a sister, Tamar, who was violated by her half-brother Amnon. The natural avenger of such an outrage would be Tamar’s full brother Absalom. He brooded […]

-Also called ABISHALOM -Son of David by Maacah 2Sa 3:3; 1Ch 3:2 -Beauty of 2Sa 14:25 -Kills Amnon 2Sa 13:22-29 -Flees to Geshur 2Sa 13:37,38 -Is permitted by David to return to Jerusalem 2Sa 14:1-24 -His demagogism 2Sa 15:2-6,13 -Conspiracy 2Sa 15:17 -Death and burial 2Sa 18:9-17 -David’s mourning for 2Sa 18:33; 19:1-8 -Children of […]

Father of peace; i.e., “peaceful” David’s son by Maacah (2 Sam. 3:3; comp. 1 Kings 1:6). He was noted for his personal beauty and for the extra-ordinary profusion of the hair of his head (2 Sam. 14:25,26). The first public act of his life was the blood-revenge he executed against Amnon, David’s eldest son, who […]