(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.
1. Ge 22:24.
2. 1Ch 2:48.
3. 1Ch 7:15.
4. 1Ch 8:29.
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.
1. The daughter of Nahor by his concubine Beumah.
2. The father of Achish who was king of Gath at the beginning of Solomon's reign.
3. The daughter, or more probably granddaughter, of Absalom named after his mother; the third and favorite wife of Rehoboam, and mother of Abijah.
The mother of Abijah is elsewhere called "Michaiah the daughter of Uriel of Gibeah."
During the reign of her grandson Asa she occupied at the court of Judah the high position of "king's mother," comp.
but when he came of age she was removed because of her idolatrous habits.
4. The concubine of Caleb the son of Hezron.
5. The daughter of Talmai king of Geshur, and mother of Absalom
also called Maacah in Authorized Version of
6. The wife of Machir the Manassite.
7. The wife of Jehiel, father or founder of Gibeon.
8. The father of Hanan, one of the heroes of David body-guard.
9. A Simeonite, father of Sephatiah, prince of his tribe in the reign of David.