Hebrew: amown —meaning: builder
This is the name of 3 biblical men and a false god.
The prophet Micaiah was put in his custody (1 Kings 22:26; 2 Chronicles 18:25).
He was a evil ruler who restored idolatry, and set up the images which his father had cast down.
Relatives of King Amon
- Grandfather: King Hezekiah
- Father: King Manasseh
- Son: King Josiah
- Grandsons: King Jehoiakim, King Shallum (Jehoahaz)
Amon, a father mentioned by Nehemiah
Amon, a false divinity of Egypt
He is a male Egyptian god identified with Ra, the sun-god of Heliopolis. He is usually depicted with a human body and the head of a ram.
Amon is referred to in Jeremiah 46:25, where the King James Bible uses the word “multitudes” instead of the more appropriate translation “Amon” used in other translations, including the New King James Version.
Similarly, in the King James version of Nahum 3:8 KJV the expression “populous No” is used instead of the more appropriate translation, “No-Amon” or “Thebes,” as in other translations.
In each case, the Hebrew word is Amown (Amon).