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In the Bible, a son of David who staged a revolt against his father's kingship and was killed in the ensuing battle.


(Bible) Old Testament the third son of David, who rebelled against his father and was eventually killed by Joab (II Samuel 15–18)


(ˈæb sə ləm)

the third son of David: he rebelled against his father and was slain by Joab. II Sam. 13–18.
References in classic literature ?
Hereupon Dryden, at the suggestion, it is said, of the king, and with the purpose of securing Shaftesbury's conviction, put forth the First Part of 'Absalom and Achitophel,' a masterly satire of Shaftesbury, Monmouth, and their associates in the allegorical disguise of the (somewhat altered) Biblical story of David and Absalom.
In spite of the fine sounding lines you will perhaps never care to read Absalom and Achitophel save as a footnote to history.
Sometimes, the worthy gentleman would reprove my mother for being over-indulgent to her sons, with a reference to old Eli, or David and Absalom, which was particularly galling to her feelings; and, very highly as she respected him, and all his sayings, I once heard her exclaim, 'I wish to goodness he had a son himself
Had the hairs on the head of Absalom been as scarce as thine, he might have been living to this day.
Nay, I am neither Asa, nor Absalom, nor any of the Hebrew princes, but Obed, the root and stock of them all.
The greatest military genius our world ever produced was a brick-layer from somewhere back of Boston - died during the Revolution - by the name of Absalom Jones.
at the city plaza for about five minutes and paused for a while to sympathize with our co-drivers nationwide, then we resumed our operation,' Absalom Sandig, a public utility jeepney driver, said.
Absalom is a son of King David who rebels against his father in an attempt to usurp the throne.
Project involves piping and heat exchanger modifications to the buildings heating hot water system at the Absalom Jones Community Center located in Wilmington, Delaware.
The selections that make up the bulk of the text cover various aspects of the work of both writers, including the defying of the cultural logic of Southern exceptionalism in Absalom, Absalom
There is the "up-from" story of self-making such as The Great Gatsby and An American Tragedy, the "romance of the divide" focusing on conflict among races, ethnicities, or regions such as Beloved and Absalom, Absalom
David B Absalom AMERICANS doing the same thing and going to fight palestine for the israelis but they dont get called "extremists" or "terrorists" for some strange reason