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Fausset's Bible Dictionary

Maachah

1. Genesis 22:24.

2. 1 Chronicles 2:48.

3. 1 Chronicles 7:15.

4. 1 Chronicles 8:29.

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

6. Absalom's granddaughter, wife of Rehoboam and mother of Abijam (1 Kings 15:1); called Micaiah or Maacah; daughter of Uriel and Tamar, Absalom's daughter (2 Chronicles 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 (1 Kings 15:13-14; 1 Kings 15:16); 2 Chronicles 11:20-22; 2 Chronicles 15:16, "idol," literally, horror, the emblem of Priapus. Several men are named Maachah:

1. 1 Kings 2:39.

2. 1 Chronicles 11:43.

3. 1 Chronicles 27:16.

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Fausset, Andrew R. Entry for 'Maachah'. Fausset's Bible Dictionary. https://www.studylight.org/dictionaries/eng/fbd/m/maachah.html. 1949.

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