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Amon, in the Bible


(ā`mŏn) [Heb.,=trustworthy].

1 King of Judah (642–640 B.C.), son and successor of Manasseh. According to ChroniclesChronicles,
two books of the Bible, originally a single work in the Hebrew canon (the final book of that canon), called First and Second Chronicles in the Authorized Version, and called First and Second Paralipomenon in the Septuagint and in the Vulgate.
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, he was inattentive to the worship of God, and the accounts accordingly denounce him strongly. However, his worship of other gods indicates that he, like his father, was an Assyrian vassal. Amon was murdered, and Josiah succeeded him.

2 In the Bible, Ahab's governor of Samaria.

Amon, Egyptian deity


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(ä`mĕn), Egyptian deity. He was originally the chief god of Thebes; he and his wife Mut and their son Khensu were the divine Theban triad of deities. Amon grew increasingly important in Egypt, and eventually he (identified as Amon Ra; see RaRa
or Re
, in Egyptian religion, sun god, one of the most important gods of ancient Egypt. Ra was chief of the cosmic deities and was sometimes called the creator and father of all things.
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) became the supreme deity. He was identified with the Greek Zeus (the Roman Jupiter). Amon's most celebrated shrine was at Siwa in the Libyan desert; the oracle of Siwa later rivaled those of Delphi and Dodona. He is frequently represented as a ram or as a human with a ram's head.
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Bedside tables are found in the Asante (Ashanti) of Ghana, the ram of Amun in the kingdoms of Edo-Yoruba in Nigeria, and gold jewelry everywhere in West Africa.
Among their topics are the Amarna succession, usurped cartouches of Metenptah at Karnak and Luxor, architectural and iconographic conundra in the tomb of Khereuf, the festival on which Amun went out to the Treasury, a sandstone relief of Tutankhamen in the Liverpool Museum from the Luxor temple colonnade hall, a reconstruction of Senwosret I' portico and some structures of Amenohotep I at Karnak, and the land of Ramesses.
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The paintings are some of the most famous images of Egyptian art, and come from the now lost tomb-chapel of Nebamun, an accountant in the Temple of Amun at Karnak who died about 1350 BC, a generation or so before Tutankhamun.
Un o'r tripiau difyr y bum i arno tra roeddwn i yn yr Aifft oedd i weld sut roedd papyrws yn cael ei wneud, a hynny mewn gweithdy bach yn agos iawn i Deml Amun, yn Karnak ger Luxor.
Landscape architect Maureen Harris (left) with pupils (from left) Ashley Phillips, Dominic Jones, Amun Shakeek, Luke Jones, Kimberly Nash, all aged 10, and teacher Steve Davies.
Dubbed the "Fred and Gladys Tour," Camilla and her patently besotted husband strolled around in the Egyptian desert, taking in the sights at the Temple of the Oracle at Amun.
The sculpture shows Amun - the god of air, creation and empire - seated with his consort Mut - the goddess of motherhood and nature.
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Twice a year at the temple in Abu Simbel, just after sunrise, the rays of the sun illuminate the statues of Ramses, Ra and Amun in the central chamber just after sunrise.
It is one of the oldest Egyptian cities and contains many temples belonging to the god Amun.