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Maachah

Easton's Bible Dictionary

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Oppression, a small Syrian kingdom near Geshur, east of the Hauran, the district of Batanea (Joshua 13:13; 2 Samuel 10:6,8; 1 Chronicles 19:7 ).

  • 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 (2 Samuel 3:3 ).

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

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

  • The father of Achish, the king of Gath (1 Kings 2:39 ), called also Maoch (1 Samuel 27:2 ).

    Bibliography Information
    Easton, Matthew George. Entry for 'Maachah'. Easton's Bible Dictionary. https://www.studylight.org/​dictionaries/​eng/​ebd/​m/maachah.html. 1897.
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