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a primeval deity worshiped especially at Thebes, the personification of air or breath represented as either a ram or a goose (later identified with Amen-Ra).
Contemporary Examples

Amon those applauding Katrina’s performance was a camera-wielding topless woman with a mustache drawn on her face in biro.
Kate and Pippa Middleton’s Cousin Dances Naked With Topless Woman Tom Sykes March 13, 2012

Judge Amon agreed and discharged Headley from any further probation.
Making of a Terrorist Gerald Posner December 7, 2009

Historical Examples

It was afterwards repaired, and made use of for a place of augury: and its situation was close to the temple of Amon.
A New System; or, an Analysis of Antient Mythology. Volume II. (of VI.) Jacob Bryant

The second prophet of Amon, and then his companions, turned toward them.
Joshua, Complete Georg Ebers

Now, when Jeremiah was a young man, the Jews and their king Amon were in a state of most abominable wickedness.
Sermons on National Subjects Charles Kingsley

“Bring him to the steps of the temple of Amon,” said Seti to the Nubians who held him fast.
Moon of Israel H. Rider Haggard

“And Amon be praised that it ended as it did,” exclaimed the master of the ceremonies.
Uarda, Complete Georg Ebers

One of these held Amon by the throat and one held the new Pharaoh by the throat.
Moon of Israel H. Rider Haggard

The lion’s share of all this wealth fell to the temples sacred to Amon.
The World’s Progress, Vol. I (of X) Various

If I have powers, there may be others who have greater powers, as I learned in the temple of Amon.
Moon of Israel H. Rider Haggard

(Egyptian myth) a variant spelling of Amen
so be it!: a term used at the end of a prayer or religious statement
the use of the word amen, as at the end of a prayer
say amen to, to express strong approval of or support for (an assertion, hope, etc)
(Egyptian myth) a local Theban god, having a ram’s head and symbolizing life and fertility, identified by the Egyptians with the national deity Amen-Ra

Old English, from Late Latin amen, from Ecclesiastical Greek amen, from Hebrew amen “truth,” used adverbially as an expression of agreement (e.g. Deut. xxvii:26, I Kings i:36; cf. Modern English verily, surely, absolutely in the same sense), from Semitic root a-m-n “to be trustworthy, confirm, support.” Used in Old English only at the end of Gospels, otherwise translated as Soðlic! or Swa hit ys, or Sy! As an expression of concurrence after prayers, it is recorded from early 13c.

builder. (1.) The governor of Samaria in the time of Ahab. The prophet Micaiah was committed to his custody (1 Kings 22:26; 2 Chr. 18:25). (2.) The son of Manasseh, and fourteenth king of Judah. He restored idolatry, and set up the images which his father had cast down. Zephaniah (1:4; 3:4, 11) refers to the moral depravity prevailing in this king’s reign. He was assassinated (2 Kings 21:18-26: 2 Chr. 33:20-25) by his own servants, who conspired against him. (3.) An Egyptian god, usually depicted with a human body and the head of a ram, referred to in Jer. 46:25, where the word “multitudes” in the Authorized Version is more appropriately rendered “Amon” in the Revised Version. In Nah. 3:8 the expression “populous No” of the Authorized version is rendered in the Revised Version “No-amon.” Amon is identified with Ra, the sun-god of Heliopolis. (4.) Neh. 7:59.

This Hebrew word means firm, and hence also faithful (Rev. 3:14). In Isa. 65:16, the Authorized Version has “the God of truth,” which in Hebrew is “the God of Amen.” It is frequently used by our Saviour to give emphasis to his words, where it is translated “verily.” Sometimes, only, however, in John’s Gospel, it is repeated, “Verily, verily.” It is used as an epithet of the Lord Jesus Christ (Rev. 3:14). It is found singly and sometimes doubly at the end of prayers (Ps. 41:13; 72:19; 89:52), to confirm the words and invoke the fulfilment of them. It is used in token of being bound by an oath (Num. 5:22; Deut. 27:15-26; Neh. 5:13; 8:6; 1 Chr. 16:36). In the primitive churches it was common for the general audience to say “Amen” at the close of the prayer (1 Cor. 14:16). The promises of God are Amen; i.e., they are all true and sure (2 Cor. 1:20).


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