Abishalom; Absalom

Boyd’s Bible Dictionary:

(father of peace). A son of David (2 Sam. 3:3). Killed his brother Amnon (2 Sam. 13). Fled to Geshur (2 Sam. 13:37-38). Returned and conspired to usurp his father’s throne (2 Sam. 14-17). Defeated at Gilead and slain by Joab (2 Sam 18).

Concise Bible Dictionary:

Father of Maachah, wife of Rehoboam and mother of Abijam, king of Judah (1 Kings 15:1-2,10). But in 2 Chronicles 11:20 we read that Maachah was the daughter of Absalom; therefore Abishalom appears to be a fuller way of writing Absalom, and refers to the son of David. See ABSALOM.

Strong’s Dictionary of Hebrew Words:

or (shortened) bAbshalowm {ab-shaw- lome'}; from 1 and 7965; father of peace (i.e. friendly); Abshalom, a son of David; also (the fuller form) a later Israelite
KJV Usage:
Abishalom, Absalom

Jackson’s Dictionary of Scripture Proper Names:

father is peace Ac’cad, only a pitcher

Potts’ Bible Proper Names:

A father’s peace; friendly:― son of David [ABISHALOM], 2 Sam. 13:1. {Patris pax}

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