Definitions of Maachah

  1. pressed down; worn; fastened
  2. ( 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 )
  3. 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 ).
  4. 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 ). The father of Hanan, who was one of David's body-guard ( 1 Chronicles 11:43 ).
  5. 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 ). 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.
  6. 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 ). The father of Achish, the king of Gath ( 1 Kings 2:39 ), called also Maoch ( 1 Samuel 27:2 ). These dictionary topics are fromM.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 DictionaryBibliography InformationEaston, Matthew George. " Entry for Maachah". " Easton's Bible Dictionary". .
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