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Amon of Judah

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This entry incorporates text from Easton's Bible Dictionary, 1897, with some modernisation.

Amon of Judah was the king of Judah and son of Manasseh. Albright has dated his reign to 642 - 640 BC, while Thiele offers the dates 643 - 641 BC. He restored idolatry, and set up the images which his father had cast down. Zephaniah (1:4; 3:4, 11) describes his reign as marked by moral depravity.

He was assassinated (2 Kings 21:18-26: 2 Chronicles 33:20-25) by his own servants, who conspired against him.

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Preceded by:
Manasseh
King of Judah Succeeded by:
Josiah
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