JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Re: The Name Amon #general


Robert Israel <israel@...>
 

Dale and Rinnah <dburns60@neo.rr.com> wrote:
I am interested in finding out what the name Amon means?
It is the name of a king of Judah (see 2 Kings 21:18-26).
If it's >from Hebrew, it means "establish, confirm, support" -
the same root as Amen that we use in praying. But it's also
the name of one of the main Egyptian gods. Dominic Rudman,
Biblica 81 (2000) 403-405, suggests that Amon's father Manasseh
gave him this name to commemorate the capture of the Egyptian
city of Thebes (No-Amon in Hebrew) by the Assyrians. See
http://www.bsw.org/?l=71811&a=Ani13.html.

Robert Israel israel@math.ubc.ca
Vancouver, BC, Canada

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