Amon @ builder. (1.) The governor of Samaria in the time of Ahab. The prophet Micaiah was committed to his custody (kjvKings:22:26; 2Chronicals: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 ( 2Kings:21:18-26: 2Chronicals: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 Jeremiah:46:25, where the word "multitudes" in the Authorized Version is more appropriately rendered "Amon" in the Revised Version. In Nahum: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.) Nehemiah:7:59.