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Gender Masculine
Scripts אַבְשָׁלוֹם(Ancient Hebrew)
Pronounced Pron. AB-sə-ləm(English)
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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.
Other Languages & CulturesAbessalom(Biblical Greek) 'Avshalom(Biblical Hebrew) Axel, Aksel(Danish) Akseli(Finnish) Axel(French) Axel(German) Axel, Aksel(Norwegian) Axel, Acke(Swedish)


Depiction of the death of Absalom (c. 1860)Depiction of the death of Absalom (c. 1860)


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