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Maachah

Maachah [N] [E] [H]

(oppression ).

  1. The daughter of Nahor by his concubine Beumah. ( Genesis 22:24 )
  2. The father of Achish who was king of Gath at the beginning of Solomons reign. ( 1 Kings 2:39 )
  3. The daughter, or more probably granddaughter, of Absalom named after his mother; the third and favorite wife of Rehoboam, and mother of Abijah. ( 1 Kings 15:22 ; 2 Chronicles 11:20-22 ) The mother of Abijah is elsewhere called "Michaiah the daughter of Uriel of Gibeah." ( 2 Chronicles 13:2 ) During the reign of her grandson Asa she occupied at the court of Judah the high position of "kings mother," comp. ( 1 Kings 15:13 ) but when he came of age she was removed because of her idolatrous habits. ( 2 Chronicles 15:16 )
  4. The concubine of Caleb the son of Hezron. ( 1 Chronicles 2:48 )
  5. The daughter of Talmai king of Geshur, and mother of Absalom ( 1 Chronicles 3:2 ) also called Maacah in Authorized Version of ( 2 Samuel 3:3 )
  6. The wife of Machir the Manassite. ( 1 Chronicles 7:15 1 Chronicles 7:16 )
  7. The wife of Jehiel, father or founder of Gibeon. ( 1 Chronicles 8:20 ; 9:35 )
  8. The father of Hanan, one of the heroes of David body-guard. ( 2 Chronicles 11:43 )
  9. A Simeonite, father of Sephatiah, prince of his tribe in the reign of David. ( 1 Chronicles 27:16 )

[N] indicates this entry was also found in Nave's Topical Bible
[E] indicates this entry was also found in Easton's Bible Dictionary
[H] indicates this entry was also found in Hitchcock's Bible Names

Bibliography Information

Smith, William, Dr. "Entry for 'Maachah'". "Smith's Bible Dictionary". . 1901.