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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.
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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 loved her.
Unchecked Copy Box2Sa 13:4 - He said to him, “O son of the king, why are you so depressed morning after morning? Will you not tell me?” Then 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 desolate in her brother Absalom’s H53 house.
Unchecked Copy Box2Sa 13:22 - But Absalom H53 did not speak to Amnon either good or bad; for Absalom H53 hated Amnon because he had violated his sister Tamar.
Unchecked Copy Box2Sa 13:23 - 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.
Unchecked Copy Box2Sa 13:24 - Absalom H53 came to the king and said, “Behold now, your servant has sheepshearers; please let the king and his servants go with your servant.”
Unchecked Copy Box2Sa 13:25 - But the king said to Absalom, H53 “No, my son, we should not all go, for we will be burdensome to you.” Although he [fn]urged him, he would not go, but blessed him.
Unchecked Copy Box2Sa 13:26 - Then Absalom H53 said, “If not, please let my brother Amnon go with us.” And the king said to him, “Why should he go with you?”
Unchecked Copy Box2Sa 13:27 - But when Absalom H53 [fn]urged him, he let Amnon and all the king’s sons go with him.
Unchecked Copy Box2Sa 13:28 - Absalom H53 commanded his servants, saying, “See now, when Amnon’s heart is merry with wine, and when I say to you, ‘Strike Amnon,’ then put him to death. Do not fear; have not I myself commanded you? Be courageous and be [fn]valiant.”
Unchecked Copy Box2Sa 13:29 - The servants of Absalom H53 did to Amnon just as Absalom H53 had commanded. Then all the king’s sons arose and each mounted his mule and fled.
Unchecked Copy Box2Sa 13:30 - Now it was while they were on the way that the report came to David, saying, “Absalom H53 has struck down all the king’s sons, and not one of them is left.”
Unchecked Copy Box2Sa 13:32 - Jonadab, the son of Shimeah, David’s brother, [fn]responded, “Do not let my lord [fn]suppose they have put to death all the young men, the king’s sons, for Amnon alone is dead; because by the [fn]intent of Absalom H53 this has been determined 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 fled and went 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 three years.
Unchecked Copy Box2Sa 13:39 - The heart of King David longed to go out to Absalom; H53 for he was comforted concerning Amnon, since he was dead.
Unchecked Copy Box2Sa 14:1 - Now Joab the son of Zeruiah perceived that the king’s heart was inclined toward Absalom. H53
Unchecked Copy Box2Sa 14:21 - Then the king said to Joab, “Behold now, I will surely do this thing; go therefore, 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, “Let him turn to his own house, and let him not see my face.” So Absalom H53 turned to his own house and did not see the king’s face.
Unchecked Copy Box2Sa 14:25 - Now in all Israel was no one as handsome as Absalom, H53 so highly praised; from the sole of his foot to the crown of his head there was no defect in him.
Unchecked Copy Box2Sa 14:27 - 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, and 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 again a second time, but he would not come.
Unchecked Copy Box2Sa 14:30 - Therefore he said to his servants, “See, Joab’s [fn]field is next to mine, and he has barley there; go and set it on fire.” So Absalom’s H53 servants set the [fn]field on fire.
Unchecked Copy Box2Sa 14:31 - Then Joab arose, came to Absalom H53 at his house and said to him, “Why have your servants set my [fn]field on fire?”
Unchecked Copy Box2Sa 14:32 - Absalom H53 [fn]answered Joab, “Behold, I sent for you, saying, ‘Come here, 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 therefore, let me see the king’s face, and if there is iniquity in me, let him put me to death.”
Unchecked Copy Box2Sa 14:33 - So when Joab came to the king and told him, he called for Absalom. H53 Thus he came to the king and prostrated himself on 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 as runners before him.
Unchecked Copy Box2Sa 15:2 - Absalom H53 used to rise early and stand beside the way to the gate; and when any man had a suit to come to the king for judgment, Absalom H53 would call 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 no man listens to you on the part of the king.”
Unchecked Copy Box2Sa 15:4 - Moreover, Absalom H53 would say, “Oh that one would appoint me judge in the land, then every man who has any suit or cause could come to me and I would give him justice.”
Unchecked Copy Box2Sa 15:6 - In this manner Absalom H53 dealt with all Israel who came to the king for judgment; so Absalom H53 stole away the hearts of the men of Israel.
Unchecked Copy Box2Sa 15:7 - Now it came about at the end of [fn]forty years that Absalom H53 said to the king, “Please let me go and pay my vow which I have vowed to the LORD, in Hebron.
Unchecked Copy Box2Sa 15:10 - But Absalom H53 sent spies throughout all 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, and 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 increased continually with Absalom. H53
Unchecked Copy Box2Sa 15:13 - Then a messenger came to David, saying, “The hearts of the men of Israel are [fn]with Absalom.” H53
Unchecked Copy Box2Sa 15:14 - David said to all his servants who were with him at Jerusalem, “Arise and let us flee, for otherwise none of us will escape from Absalom. H53 Go in haste, or he will overtake us quickly and bring down calamity on us and strike the city with the edge of the sword.”
Unchecked Copy Box2Sa 15:31 - Now someone told David, saying, “Ahithophel is among the conspirators with Absalom.” H53 And David said, “O LORD, I pray, make the counsel of Ahithophel foolishness.”
Unchecked Copy Box2Sa 15:34 - “But if you return to the city, and say to Absalom, H53 ‘I will be your servant, O king; as I have been your father’s servant in time past, so I will now be your servant,’ then you can thwart the counsel 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 returned upon you all the bloodshed of the house of Saul, in whose place you have reigned; and the LORD has given the kingdom into the hand of your son Absalom. H53 And behold, you are taken 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, H53Long live the king! Long live the king!”
Unchecked Copy Box2Sa 16:17 - 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 - Then Hushai said to Absalom, H53 “No! For whom the LORD, this people, and all the men of Israel have chosen, his I will be, and with him I will remain.
Unchecked Copy Box2Sa 16:20 - Then Absalom H53 said to Ahithophel, “Give your advice. What shall we do?”

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