The New Student's Reference Work/Absalom
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Ab'salom, the third son of King David, was noted for his personal beauty and winning manners. By these qualities he seduced the people into rebellion against his father. He was defeated in battle, caught by his beautiful hair in the branches of an oak as he fled, and slain by Joab against the orders of his father, who mourned his death in a most touching lament.