Maachah

Maachah [N] [H] [S]

oppression, a small Syrian kingdom near Geshur, east of the Hauran, the district of Batanea ( Joshua 13:13 ; 2 Sam Joshua 10:6 Joshua 10:8 ; 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 ).

    These dictionary topics are from
    M.G. Easton M.A., D.D., Illustrated Bible Dictionary, Third Edition,
    published by Thomas Nelson, 1897. Public Domain, copy freely.

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

    Bibliography Information

    Easton, Matthew George. "Entry for Maachah". "Easton's Bible Dictionary". .

  • Maachah [N] [E] [S]

    pressed down; worn; fastened
    Hitchcock's Dictionary of Bible Names. Public Domain. Copy freely.

    [N] indicates this entry was also found in Nave's Topical Bible
    [E] indicates this entry was also found in Easton's Bible Dictionary
    [S] indicates this entry was also found in Smith's Bible Dictionary

    Bibliography Information

    Hitchcock, Roswell D. "Entry for 'Maachah'". "An Interpreting Dictionary of Scripture Proper Names". . New York, N.Y., 1869.

    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.