(ah' muhn) HEBREW: AMON

One of the younger sons of King Manasseh, Amon ascended the throne of Judah at the age of 22. During his short reign (642-640 B.C.), Amon continued his father's policy of subservience to Assyria and his support of pagan worship. He was assassinated by his servants in a palace plot and succeeded by his eight-year-old son, Josiah, who was to enjoy a lengthy reign.

{E2 Dictionary of Biblical People}

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