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Maacah or Maachah

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1. A city and region of Syria or Aram, 1 Chronicles 19:6; somewhere near the foot of mount Hermon, and Geshur. The portion of Manesseh beyond Jordan reached to this country, like that of Og king of Bashan, Deuteronomy 3:13,14; but it does not appear to have become subject to Israel, Joshua 12:4-6 13:13 , except during the reign of David, Solomon, and Jeroboam II. The king of Maachah, with other Syrians, joined the Ammonites in a war with David, and were defeated and made tributary, 2 Samuel 10:6-8,19 .

2. A wife of David, and the mother of Absalom. She was a daughter of Talmai, king of Geshur in Syria, 2 Samuel 3:3 .

3. The wife of Rehoboam and mother of Abijah, kings of Judah. She is called the "daughter" of Abishalom or Absalom, 1 Kings 15:2 2 Chronicles 11:20-22 . In 2 Chronicles 13:2 , she is called Michaiah, and is said to be the daughter of Uriel. She appears to have exerted a great influence over the members of the royal family; but was degraded from her high position, by Asa her grandson, for promoting idolatry, 2 Chronicles 15:16 .

Six others of the same name are mentioned, in Genesis 22:24 1 Kings 2:39 1 Chronicles 2:48 7:16 11:43 27:16 .

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Rand, W. W. Entry for 'Maacah or Maachah'. American Tract Society Bible Dictionary. 1859.

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