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Lexicon :: Strong's H53 - 'ăbyšālôm

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Part of Speech
proper masculine noun
Root Word (Etymology)
Strong’s Definitions

אֲבִישָׁלוֹם ʼĂbîyshâlôwm, ab-ee-shaw-lome'; or (shortened) אַבְשָׁלוֹם ʼAbshâlôwm ; from H1 and H7965; father of peace (i.e. friendly); Abshalom, a son of David; also (the fuller form) a later Israelite:—Abishalom, Absalom.

KJV Translation Count — Total: 111x

The KJV translates Strong's H53 in the following manner: Absalom (109x), Abishalom (2x).

KJV Translation Count — Total: 111x
The KJV translates Strong's H53 in the following manner: Absalom (109x), Abishalom (2x).
  1. Absalom or Abishalom = "my father is peace"

    1. father-in-law of Rehoboam

    2. third son of David, killer of first-born son Amnon, also leader of revolt against his father - David

Strong’s Definitions [?](Strong’s Definitions Legend)
אֲבִישָׁלוֹם ʼĂbîyshâlôwm, ab-ee-shaw-lome'; or (shortened) אַבְשָׁלוֹם ʼAbshâlôwm ; from H1 and H7965; father of peace (i.e. friendly); Abshalom, a son of David; also (the fuller form) a later Israelite:—Abishalom, Absalom.
STRONGS H53: Abbreviations
אֲבִישָׁלוֺם proper name, masculine (my father is peace; accusative to LagBN 75 = (בֶּן) אֲבֶן + שָׁלֹם, compare Greek Version of the LXX Ἀβεσσαλωμ) — א׳ 1 Kings 15:2, 10 = אַבְשָׁלוֺם 2 Samuel 3:3 +, 2 Chronicles 11:20, 21, אַבְשָׁלֹם 2 Samuel 13:14
1. Rehoboam's father-in-law 1 Kings 15:2, 10; 2 Chronicles 11:20, 21.
2. 3rd son of David 2 Samuel 3:3; 2 Samuel 13:1 + 90 times 2 Samuel (insert 2 Samuel 13:27 Greek Version of the LXX Th We compare Dr; strike out 2 Samuel 13:38 Dr compare We), + 1 Kings 1:6; 1 Kings 2:7, 28; 1 Chronicles 3:2; Psalm 3:1.
Brown-Driver-Briggs Hebrew and English Lexicon, Unabridged, Electronic Database.
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BLB Scripture Index of Brown-Driver-Briggs

2 Samuel

3:3; 3:3; 13:1; 13:14; 13:27; 13:38

1 Kings

1:6; 2:7; 2:28; 15:2; 15:2; 15:10; 15:10

1 Chronicles


2 Chronicles

11:20; 11:20; 11:21; 11:21




Word / Phrase / Strong's Search

Strong's Number H53 matches the Hebrew אֲבּישָׁלוֹם ('ăbyšālôm),
which occurs 111 times in 92 verses in the WLC Hebrew.

Page 1 / 2 (2Sa 3:3–2Sa 16:20)

Unchecked Copy Box2Sa 3:3 - and his second, Chileab, by Abigail the [fn]widow of Nabal the Carmelite; and the third, Absalom H53 the son of Maacah, the daughter of Talmai, king of Geshur;
Unchecked Copy Box2Sa 13:1 -

Now it was after this that Absalom H53 the son of David had a beautiful sister whose name was Tamar, and Amnon the son of David was in love with her.

Unchecked Copy Box2Sa 13:4 - And he said to him, “Why are you, the king’s son, so depressed morning after morning? Will you not tell me?” So Amnon said to him, “I am in love with Tamar, the sister of my brother Absalom H53.”
Unchecked Copy Box2Sa 13:20 -

Then Absalom H53 her brother said to her, “Has Amnon your brother been with you? But now keep silent, my sister, he is your brother; do not take this matter to heart.” So Tamar remained and was isolated in her brother Absalom’s H53 house.

Unchecked Copy Box2Sa 13:22 - But Absalom H53 did not speak with Amnon either good or bad; for Absalom H53 hated Amnon because he had violated his sister Tamar.
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Now it came about after two full years that Absalom H53 had sheepshearers in Baal-hazor, which is near Ephraim, and Absalom H53 invited all the king’s sons to celebrate.

Unchecked Copy Box2Sa 13:24 - And Absalom H53 came to the king and said, “Behold now, your servant has sheepshearers; may the king and his servants please go with your servant.”
Unchecked Copy Box2Sa 13:25 - But the king said to Absalom H53, “No, my son, we should not all go, so that we will not be a burden to you.” Though he urged him, he would not go; but he blessed him.
Unchecked Copy Box2Sa 13:26 - Then Absalom H53 said, “If not, please have my brother Amnon go with us.” But the king said to him, “Why should he go with you?”
Unchecked Copy Box2Sa 13:27 - Nevertheless Absalom H53 urged him, so he let Amnon and all the king’s sons go with him.
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Then Absalom H53 commanded his servants, saying, “See now, when Amnon’s heart is cheerful with wine, and I say to you, ‘Strike Amnon,’ then put him to death. Do not fear; have I not commanded you myself? Be courageous and be [fn]valiant.”

Unchecked Copy Box2Sa 13:29 - And the servants of Absalom H53 did to Amnon just as Absalom H53 had commanded. Then all the king’s sons got up and each mounted his mule and fled.
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Now it was while they were on the way that the report came to David, saying, “Absalom H53 has struck and killed all the king’s sons, and not one of them is left.”

Unchecked Copy Box2Sa 13:32 - And Jonadab, the son of Shimeah, David’s brother, [fn]responded, “Let my lord not [fn]assume that they have put to death all the young men, the king’s sons, for only Amnon is dead; because this has been set up by the [fn]intent of Absalom H53 since the day that he violated his sister Tamar.
Unchecked Copy Box2Sa 13:34 -

Now Absalom H53 had fled. And the young man who was the watchman raised his eyes and looked, and behold, many people were coming from the road behind him by the side of the mountain.

Unchecked Copy Box2Sa 13:37 -

Now Absalom H53 had fled and gone to Talmai the son of Ammihud, the king of Geshur. And David mourned for his son every day.

Unchecked Copy Box2Sa 13:38 - So Absalom H53 had fled and gone to Geshur, and was there for three years.
Unchecked Copy Box2Sa 13:39 - And the heart of King David longed to go out to Absalom H53; for he was comforted regarding Amnon, since he was dead.
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Now Joab the son of Zeruiah perceived that the king’s heart was drawn toward Absalom H53.

Unchecked Copy Box2Sa 14:21 -

Then the king said to Joab, “Behold now, I [fn]will certainly do this thing; go then, bring back the young man Absalom H53.”

Unchecked Copy Box2Sa 14:23 - So Joab arose and went to Geshur, and brought Absalom H53 to Jerusalem.
Unchecked Copy Box2Sa 14:24 - However, the king said, “He shall return to his own house, but he shall not see my face.” So Absalom H53 returned to his own house and did not see the king’s face.
Unchecked Copy Box2Sa 14:25 -

Now in all Israel there was no one as handsome as Absalom H53, so highly praised; from the sole of his foot to the top of his head there was no impairment in him.

Unchecked Copy Box2Sa 14:27 - And to Absalom H53 there were born three sons, and one daughter whose name was Tamar; she was a woman of beautiful appearance.
Unchecked Copy Box2Sa 14:28 -

Now Absalom H53 lived two full years in Jerusalem, yet he did not see the king’s face.

Unchecked Copy Box2Sa 14:29 - Then Absalom H53 sent for Joab, to send him to the king, but he would not come to him. So he sent word again a second time, but he would not come.
Unchecked Copy Box2Sa 14:30 - Therefore he said to his servants, “See, Joab’s plot is next to mine, and he has barley there; go and set it on fire.” So Absalom’s H53 servants set the plot on fire.
Unchecked Copy Box2Sa 14:31 - Then Joab got up, came to Absalom H53 at his house, and said to him, “Why have your servants set my plot on fire?”
Unchecked Copy Box2Sa 14:32 - Absalom H53 [fn]answered Joab, “Behold, I sent for you, saying, ‘Come here, so that I may send you to the king, to say, “Why have I come from Geshur? It would be better for me still to be there.”’ Now then, let me see the king’s face, and if there is guilt in me, he can have me executed.”
Unchecked Copy Box2Sa 14:33 - So when Joab came to the king and told him, he summoned Absalom H53. Then Absalom came to the king and prostrated himself [fn]with his face to the ground before the king; and the king kissed Absalom H53.
Unchecked Copy Box2Sa 15:1 -

Now it came about after this that Absalom H53 provided for himself a chariot and horses, and fifty men [fn]to run ahead of him.

Unchecked Copy Box2Sa 15:2 - And Absalom H53 used to rise early and stand beside the road to the gate; and when any man who had a lawsuit was to come before the king for judgment, Absalom H53 would call out to him and say, “From what city are you?” And he would say, “Your servant is from one of the tribes of Israel.”
Unchecked Copy Box2Sa 15:3 - Then Absalom H53 would say to him, “See, your [fn]claims are good and right, but you have no one to listen to you on the part of the king.”
Unchecked Copy Box2Sa 15:4 - Moreover, Absalom H53 would say, “Oh that someone would appoint me judge in the land, then every man who has a lawsuit or claim could come to me, and I would give him justice!”
Unchecked Copy Box2Sa 15:6 - Absalom H53 dealt this way with all Israel who came to the king for judgment; so Absalom H53 stole the hearts of the people of Israel.
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Now it came about at the end of [fn]four years that Absalom H53 said to the king, “Please let me go and pay my vow which I have made to the LORD, in Hebron.

Unchecked Copy Box2Sa 15:10 - But Absalom H53 sent spies throughout the tribes of Israel, saying, “As soon as you hear the sound of the trumpet, then you shall say, ‘Absalom H53 is king in Hebron!’”
Unchecked Copy Box2Sa 15:11 - Then two hundred men went with Absalom H53 from Jerusalem, who were invited and went [fn]innocently, for they did not know anything.
Unchecked Copy Box2Sa 15:12 - And Absalom H53 sent for Ahithophel the Gilonite, David’s counselor, from his city Giloh, while he was offering the sacrifices. And the conspiracy was strong, for the people continually increased with Absalom H53.
Unchecked Copy Box2Sa 15:13 -

Then a messenger came to David, saying, “The hearts of the people of Israel are [fn]with Absalom H53.”

Unchecked Copy Box2Sa 15:14 - So David said to all his servants who were with him in Jerusalem, “Arise and let’s flee, for otherwise none of us will escape from Absalom H53. Go quickly, or he will hurry and overtake us, and bring disaster on us and strike the city with the edge of the sword.”
Unchecked Copy Box2Sa 15:31 - Now someone informed David, saying, “Ahithophel is among the conspirators with Absalom H53.” And David said, “LORD, please make the advice of Ahithophel foolish.”
Unchecked Copy Box2Sa 15:34 - “But if you return to the city and say to Absalom H53, ‘I will be your servant, O king; even as I was your father’s servant in time past, so now I will also be your servant,’ then you can foil the advice of Ahithophel for me.
Unchecked Copy Box2Sa 15:37 - So Hushai, David’s friend, came into the city, and Absalom H53 came into Jerusalem.
Unchecked Copy Box2Sa 16:8 - “The LORD has brought back upon you all the bloodshed of the house of Saul, in whose place you have become king; and the LORD has handed the kingdom over to your son Absalom H53. And behold, you are caught in your own evil, for you are a man of bloodshed!”
Unchecked Copy Box2Sa 16:15 -

Then Absalom H53 and all the people, the men of Israel, entered Jerusalem, and Ahithophel with him.

Unchecked Copy Box2Sa 16:16 - Now it came about, when Hushai the Archite, David’s friend, came to Absalom H53, that Hushai said to Absalom H53, “Long live the king! Long live the king!”
Unchecked Copy Box2Sa 16:17 - But Absalom H53 said to Hushai, “Is this your [fn]loyalty to your friend? Why did you not go with your friend?”
Unchecked Copy Box2Sa 16:18 - So Hushai said to Absalom H53, “No! For whomever the LORD, this people, and all the men of Israel have chosen, his I shall be, and with him I shall remain.
Unchecked Copy Box2Sa 16:20 -

Then Absalom H53 said to Ahithophel, “Give your advice. What should we do?”

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