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

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

    Bibliography Information
    Easton, Matthew George. Entry for 'Maachah'. Easton's Bible Dictionary. 1897.

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