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Meaning: faithful.

This was the name of two biblical men.

  1. one of the sons of Shammai, of the children of Ezra (1 Chronicles 4:20; compare 17)

  2. the eldest son of David, by Ahinoam of Jezreel (1 Chronicles 3:1; 2 Samuel 3:2)

    Absalom caused him to be put to death for his great crime in the matter of his half-sister Tamar, who he raped (2 Samuel 13:28-29).