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Absalom

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Absalom, third son of King David of Israel. Absalom fled his father's court after killing his brother Amnon. He later returned and was pardoned, but he then conspired against his father, proclaimed himself king, and was killed against David's wishes. (2 Samuel 13–19.)

See also: David.

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