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    Maacah in Fausset's Bible Dictionary Abel-beth-Maacah was not in it, but in Israel; in the direction of Maacah, and somehow connected with it (2 Samuel 20:14-16). A small kingdom outside Argob (Deuteronomy 3:14), and Bashan (Joshua 12:5). Between Bashan and the kingdom of Damascus, on the skirts of Mount Hermon, E. of the Lejah. The mention of Maacah with the Geshurites points to a connection between them; probably by affinity, as the Geshurite Talmai's daughter bears the name Maacah. Both were connected with Syria (1 Chronicles 19:6-7; 2 Samuel 10:6; 2 Samuel 10:8). The king of Maacah was Ammon's ally against David; his small contingent, 1,000 men, shows the pettiness of the region.

    Maacah in the Bible Encyclopedia - ISBE ma'-a-ka (ma`akhah; Septuagint: Codex Vaticanus Mocha; Codex Alexandrinus Maacha): A small Syrian kingdom adjoining that of Geshur on the western border of Bashan, the inhabitants of which are called Maachathites (the Revised Version (British and American) "Maacathites"), whose territory was taken by Jair (Dt 3:14; Josh 12:5). The border of the Geshurites and the Maacathites and all Mt. Hermon were given to the half-tribe of Manasseh (Josh 13:11). The inhabitants of these kingdoms, however, were not driven out by Israel (Josh 13:13), and at a later day the children of Ammon hired mercenaries from Maacah for their encounter with David. The armies met near Medeba when the "Syrians" from Maacah found themselves opposed to Joab. That famous captain completely routed them (2 Sam 10:6 ff the Septuagint has "Amalek"). In 1 Ch 19:6 it is called Aram-maacah, Syria-maachah (the King James Version); and in 1 Ch 2:23 "Aram" appears instead of "Maacah." It evidently lay between Geshur on the South and Hermon on the North, being probably bounded by Jordan on the West, although no certain indication of boundaries is now possible. They would thus be hemmed in by Israel, which accounts for `Geshur and Maacath dwell in the midst of Israel" (Josh 13:13).It is possible that Abel-beth-maacah may have been a colony founded by men from Maacah. W. Ewing

    Maachah in Easton's Bible Dictionary oppression, a small Syrian kingdom near Geshur, east of the Hauran, the district of Batanea (Josh. 13:13; 2 Sam. 10:6,8; 1 Chr. 19:7). (2.) 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 Sam. 3:3). (3.) The father of Hanan, who was one of David's body-guard (1 Chr. 11:43). (4.) The daughter of Abishalom (called Absalom, 2 Chr. 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 Chr. 13:2). Her son Abijah or Abijam was heir to the throne. (5.) The father of Achish, the king of Gath (1 Kings 2:39), called also Maoch (1 Sam. 27:2).

    Maachah in Hitchcock's Bible Names pressed down; worn; fastened

    Maachah in Naves Topical Bible -1. Son of Nahor Ge 22:24 -2. Also called MAACAH Mother of Absalom 2Sa 3:3; 1Ch 3:2 -3. Also called MAOCH Father of Achish 1Sa 27:2; 1Ki 2:39 -4. Also called MICHAIAH Mother of Abijam and grandmother of Asa 1Ki 15:2,10-13; 2Ch 11:20-23; 13:2; 15:16 -5. Wife of Machir 1Ch 7:15,16 -6. Concubine of Caleb 1Ch 2:48 -7. Wife of Jehiel 1Ch 8:29; 9:35 -8. Father of Hanan 1Ch 11:43 -9. Father of Shephatiah 1Ch 27:16 -10. Also called MAACAH and MAACHATHI A small kingdom east of Bashan De 3:14; Jos 12:5; 2Sa 10:6,8; 1Ch 19:6,7

    Maachah in Smiths Bible Dictionary (oppression). 1. The daughter of Nahor by his concubine Beumah. Ge 22:24 2. The father of Achish who was king of Gath at the beginning of Solomon's reign. 1Ki 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. 1Ki 15:22; 2Ch 11:20-22 The mother of Abijah is elsewhere called "Michaiah the daughter of Uriel of Gibeah." 2Ch 13:2 During the reign of her grandson Asa she occupied at the court of Judah the high position of "king's mother," comp. 1Ki 15:13 but when he came of age she was removed because of her idolatrous habits. 2Ch 15:16 4. The concubine of Caleb the son of Hezron. 1Ch 2:48 5. The daughter of Talmai king of Geshur, and mother of Absalom 1Ch 3:2 also called Maacah in Authorized Version of 2Sa 3:3 6. The wife of Machir the Manassite. 1Ch 7:15,16 7. The wife of Jehiel, father or founder of Gibeon. 1Ch 8:20; 9:35 8. The father of Hanan, one of the heroes of David body-guard. 2Ch 11:43 9. A Simeonite, father of Sephatiah, prince of his tribe in the reign of David. 1Ch 27:16

    Maachah in Wikipedia Maacah (Codex Alexandrinus: Maacha, KJV: Maachah) is a non- gender-specific personal name used in the Bible to refer to: A child of Abraham's brother Nachor, evidently a boy. (Gen. 22:23,24) The wife of Machir, Manasseh's son. (1. Chr. 7:15-16) One of the wives of Hezron's son Caleb. (1. Chr 2:48) A wife of David, and daughter of Talmai, King of Geshur (ib. iii. 3), a near neighbor of the Maachathites. David begat Absalom and Tamar with her. A King of Gath, to whose son, Achish, Shimei's servants fled early in Solomon's reign (1. Kings 2:39). About a half- century earlier than this event, David with 600 men had fled to Achish, son of Maoch, King of Gath (1. Samuel 27:2); but the identification of Maoch is doubtful, though kinship is exceedingly probable. The wife of Rehoboam, King of Judah, and mother of Abijam; in 1. Kings 15:2 she is called the daughter (or granddaughter) of Abishalom, but of "Absalom" in 2. Chronicles 11:20, 21. Hence, she was a granddaughter of King David's wife Maacah (above). She was removed from her position as queen mother by her grandson Asa (ib. xv. 16) because she had been involved in idolatry. The wife of Jeiel. (1.Chr. 8:29) The father of Hanan, who was a man in David's army. (1. Chr. 11:43) The father of Shephatiah, who was an office man in David's time. (1. Chr. 27:16) The name is also used to refer to: A small Aramean kingdom east of the Sea of Galilee (I Chronicles 19:6). Its territory was in the region assigned to the half-tribe of Manasseh east of the Jordan. Maacah, its king, became a mercenary of the Ammonites in their war against David (II Samuel 10:6). It is probable that the city Abel of Beth-maachah in Naphtali (ib. xx. 15) derived its name from its relation to this kingdom and people.

    Maachah Scripture - 1 Chronicles 8:29 And at Gibeon dwelt the father of Gibeon; whose wife's name [was] Maachah:

    Maachah Scripture - 1 Kings 2:39 And it came to pass at the end of three years, that two of the servants of Shimei ran away unto Achish son of Maachah king of Gath. And they told Shimei, saying, Behold, thy servants [be] in Gath.

    Maachah Scripture - 2 Chronicles 11:21 And Rehoboam loved Maachah the daughter of Absalom above all his wives and his concubines: (for he took eighteen wives, and threescore concubines; and begat twenty and eight sons, and threescore daughters.)