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Given Name ABSALOM

GENDER: Masculine
OTHER SCRIPTS: אַבְשָׁלוֹם (Ancient Hebrew)
PRONOUNCED: AB-sə-ləm (English)

Meaning & History

From the Hebrew name אַבְשָׁלוֹם ('Avshalom) meaning "my father is peace", derived from אָב ('av) meaning "father" and שָׁלוֹם (shalom) meaning "peace". In the Old Testament he is a son of King David. He avenged his sister Tamar by arranging the murder of her rapist, their half-brother Amnon. He later led a revolt against his father. While fleeing on the back of a mule he got his head caught in a tree and was killed by Joab.