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In the Bible, the nephew and adviser of David whose military victories greatly strengthened David's monarchy. His violent acts of revenge to protect David led to his execution under Solomon.
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(Bible) Old Testament the successful commander of King David's forces and the slayer of Abner and Absalom (II Samuel 2:18–23; 3:24–27; 18:14–15)
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a commander of David's army and the slayer of Absalom. II Sam. 3:27; 18:14.
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