King of Geshur, on the borders of Palestine and Syria. David married Maacha his daughter, the mother of Tamar and Absalom. The latter avenged the wrongs of his sister Tamar by the murder of Amnon, and then took refuge at the court of his grandfather, where he remained three years, 2Sa 3:3,13-14.
2. Of the Geshur royal family, son of king Ammihud; father of David's wife Maacah (2Sa 13:37); grandfather of Absalom. David formed the unfortunate connection doubtless in his invasion of the Geshurites (1Sa 27:8; 2Sa 3:3). His passion for beauty at all costs bore its bitter fruits. Talmai harboured Absalom, the beautiful son of a beautiful mother, when fleeing after murdering his brother Amnon.
1. A clan resident in Hebron at the time of the Hebrew conquest and driven thence by Caleb (Nu 13:22; Jos 15:14; Jg 1:10). 2. Son of Ammihur (or Ammihud), king of Geshur, and a contemporary of David, to whom he gave his daughter Maacah in marriage (2Sa 3:3; 13:37; 1Ch 3:2).