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

the third son of David: he rebelled against his father and was slain by Joab. II Sam. 13–18.
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