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AMON:

1. Governor of Samaria during the reign of Ahab (I Kings, xxii. 26; II Chron. xviii. 25). To him Ahab handed over Micaiah, the prophet, on his prophesying unfavorably to the king. 2. The "children of Amon" are mentioned in the long list of those who returned from Babylon under Zerubbabel (Neh. vii. 59).

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