Amnon

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Amnon.

In the Bible, David's eldest son. He raped his half-sister Tamar and was killed for it by her brother Absalom.

Amnon

ravishes his sister, Tamar. [O.T.: II Samuel 13:14]
See: Incest
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The sordid tale of the rape of Tamar by her half-brother Amnon, the crown prince and eldest son of King David, is related in II Samuel, chapter 13.
Many modern commentators assume that after the rape of Tamar, Jonadab became Absalom's confidential adviser, as the fact that he knew of Absalom's plot seems to demonstrate.
This contextual Bible study methodology pioneered by the Ujamaa Centre for Biblical and Theological Community Development and Research of the University of Kwa-Zulu Natal, using the seldom-read biblical texts recounting the rape of Tamar, the daughter of King David (2 Samuel 13), has become popular all over the world.
In the rape of Tamar, Amnon lusted after his half-sister, but believed he had no chance to asah, translated "do her" (2 Samuel 13:2).
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