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Reference: Maachah


oppression, a small Syrian kingdom near Geshur, east of the Hauran, the district of Batanea (Jos 13:13; 2Sa 10:6,8; 1Ch 19:7).

(2.) A daughter of Talmai, king of the old native population of Geshur. She became one of David's wives, and was the mother of Absalom (2Sa 3:3).

(3.) The father of Hanan, who was one of David's body-guard\ (1Ch 11:43).

(4.) The daughter of Abishalom (called Absalom, 2Ch 11:20-22), the third wife of Rehoboam, and mother of Abijam (1Ki 15:2). She is called "Michaiah the daughter of Uriel," who was the husband of Absalom's daughter Tamar (2Ch 13:2). Her son Abijah or Abijam was heir to the throne.

(5.) The father of Achish, the king of Gath (1Ki 2:39), called also Maoch (1Sa 27:2).

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1. Ge 22:24.

2. 1Ch 2:48.

3. 1Ch 7:15.

4. 1Ch 8:29.

5. Absalom's mother, taken by David in battle and added to his wives (Jerome): 1Ch 3:2; 2Sa 3:3. Talmai's daughter of Geshur, David's wife.

6. Absalom's granddaughter, wife of Rehoboam and mother of Abijam (1Ki 15:1); called Micaiah or Maacah; daughter of Uriel and Tamar, Absalom's daughter (2Ch 13:2). Grandmother (or mother) of Asa, son of Abijam. During Asa's minority she acted as queen mother; but Asa when of age set her aside for her idolatry, which she derived from her ancestors of Geshur (1Ki 15:13-14,16); 2Ch 11:20-22; 15:16, "idol," literally, horror, the emblem of Priapus. Several men are named Maachah:

1. 1Ki 2:39.

2. 1Ch 11:43.

3. 1Ch 27:16.

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1. The daughter of Nahor by his concubine Beumah.

Ge 22:24

2. The father of Achish who was king of Gath at the beginning of Solomon's reign.

1Ki 2:39

3. The daughter, or more probably granddaughter, of Absalom named after his mother; the third and favorite wife of Rehoboam, and mother of Abijah.

1Ki 15:22; 2Ch 11:20-22

The mother of Abijah is elsewhere called "Michaiah the daughter of Uriel of Gibeah."

2Ch 13:2

During the reign of her grandson Asa she occupied at the court of Judah the high position of "king's mother," comp.

1Ki 15:13

but when he came of age she was removed because of her idolatrous habits.

2Ch 15:16

4. The concubine of Caleb the son of Hezron.

1Ch 2:48

5. The daughter of Talmai king of Geshur, and mother of Absalom

1Ch 3:2

also called Maacah in Authorized Version of

2Sa 3:3

6. The wife of Machir the Manassite.

1Ch 7:15-16

7. The wife of Jehiel, father or founder of Gibeon.

1Ch 8:20; 9:35

8. The father of Hanan, one of the heroes of David body-guard.

2Ch 11:23

9. A Simeonite, father of Sephatiah, prince of his tribe in the reign of David.

1Ch 27:16

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