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Absalom
n. son of King David (Biblical); male first name

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Absalom or Avshalom according to the Hebrew Bible was the third son of DavidKing of Israel with Maachah, daughter of Talmai, King of Geshur.

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Absalom
n. (Biblical) Absalom, son of King David; male first name

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[Judaic] Absalom, Hebrew, "Father of Peace," was the third son of David and Maacha, the daughter of Talmai, King of Geshur. Absalom did not live up to the Hebrew meaning of his name since he stirred up a rebellion against his father after killing his half-brother Amnon, who had raped their sister Tamar. Absalom since became the perennial name for a rebellious child. After fleeing the royal court and with the army that he raised, Absalom established a military headquarters at Hebron. Knowing this, David left Jerusalem, a stratagem which forced Absalom to enter "the forest of Ephraim" east of the Jordan River. There with his military knowledge and skill David easily defeated his son. Against David's orders Absalom was killed by David's general, Joab, an act which caused the king to utter a cry which has become a classic expression of a father's grief: "Oh my son, Absalom, my son, my son, Absalom! Would I have died instead of you, O Absalom, my son, my son" (2 Samuel 13-18). Counseled by the t...
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To dream of Absalom, is significant of distressing incidents. You may unconsciously fall a victim to error, and penetrate some well beloved heart with keen anguish and pain over the committal of immoral actions and the outraging of innocence. No flower of purity will ever be too sacred for you to breathe a passionate breath upon. To dream of this, or any other disobedient character, is a warning against immoral tendencies. A father is warned by this dream to be careful of his children.
  

Ten Thousand Dreams Interpreted, or "What's in a dream": a scientific and practical exposition; By Gustavus Hindman, 1910. For the open domain e-text see: Guttenberg Project

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