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Talmai

Talmai [N] [H] [S]

abounding in furrows.

  • One of the Anakim of Hebron, who were slain by the men of Judah under Caleb ( Numbers 13:22 ; Joshua 15:14 ; Judges 1:10 ).

  • A king of Geshur, to whom Absalom fled after he had put Amnon to death ( 2 Samuel 3:3 ; 13:37 ). His daughter, Maachah, was one of David's wives, and the mother of Absalom ( 1 Chronicles 3:2 ).

    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 Talmai". "Easton's Bible Dictionary". .

  • Talmai [N] [E] [S]

    my furrow; that suspends the waters; heap of waters
    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 'Talmai'". "An Interpreting Dictionary of Scripture Proper Names". . New York, N.Y., 1869.

    TALMAI

    tal'-mi, tal'-ma-i (talmay): (1) A clan, possibly of Aramean origin, generally reputed to be of gigantic height; resident in Hebron at the time of the Hebrew conquest and driven thence by Caleb (Numbers 13:22; Joshua 15:14; Judges 1:10).

    (2) A son of Ammihur (or Ammihud), king of Geshur, a small Aramean kingdom, and a contemporary of David, to whom he gave his daughter Maacah in marriage. When Absalom fled from David after the assassination of Amnon he took refuge with Talmai at Geshur (2 Samuel 3:3; 13:37; 1 Chronicles 3:2).


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    Bibliography Information
    Orr, James, M.A., D.D. General Editor. "Entry for 'TALMAI'". "International Standard Bible Encyclopedia". 1915.