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Hitchcock's Bible Names Dictionary

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Smith's Bible Dictionary


  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 Solomon's 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 "king's 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 7:15,16)
  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)
Easton's Bible Dictionary
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).

(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 Samuel 3:3).

(3.) The father of Hanan, who was one of David's body-guard (1 Chronicles 11:43).

(4.) 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.

(5.) The father of Achish, the king of Gath (1 Kings 2:39), called also Maoch (1 Samuel 27:2).

International Standard Bible Encyclopedia

ma'-a-ka (ma`akhah):

(1) Septuagint: Codex Vaticanus Mocha; Codex Alexandrinus Mocha, daughter of Nahor, borne to him by Reumah (Genesis 22:24).

(2) Septuagint: Codex Vaticanus Maacha; Codex Alexandrinus Maachath, the one wife of David who was of royal rank, the daughter of Talmai, king of Geshur, who became the mother of Absalom (2 Samuel 3:3 1 Chronicles 3:2).

(3) Maacha, father of Achish, king of Gath (1 Kings 2:39). He is probably referred to as "Maoch" in 1 Samuel 27:2.

(4) The daughter of Absalom, the favorite wife of Rehoboam, and mother of Abijah (1 Kings 15:2 2 Chronicles 11:20, etc.). Evidently "daughter" must here be understood as "granddaughter," according to a common oriental usage. Tamar was the only daughter of Absalom. If Tamar married Uriel of Gibeah (2 Chronicles 13:2), then Maacah was her daughter. In that case the name Micaiah in this passage would be either a copyist's error or a variant of Maacah. She must have been a woman of strong personality. Unfortunately, her influence was cast upon the side of idolatry. She maintained her position in the palace, however, till the reign of her grandson Asa. Possibly she acted as regent during his minority. Ultimately, she was degraded by him for an act of peculiar infamy (1 Kings 15:13 2 Chronicles 15:16).

(5) Concubine of Caleb, son of Hezron (1 Chronicles 2:48).

(6) Sister of Huppim and Shuppim the Benjamites, who became the wife of Machir the Manassite, the "father" of Gilead (1 Chronicles 7:12, 15 f).

(7) Wife of Jeiel, the "father" of Gibeon, an ancestress of King Saul (1 Chronicles 8:29; 1 Chronicles 9:35).

(8) Father of Hanan, one of David's mighty men (1 Chronicles 11:43).

(9) Father of Shephatiah, ruler of the Simeonites under David (1 Chronicles 27:16).

W. Ewing

Strong's Hebrew
62. Abel Beth-maakah -- a city in Northern Israel
... Word Origin from abel, bayith and Maakah Definition a city in N. Isr. NASB Word
Usage Abel (1), Abel-beth-maacah (2). Abel-beth-maachah, Abel of Beth-maachah,. ...
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4601. Maakah -- an Israelite name, also a non-Isr. name, also a ...
... name, also a non-Isr. name, also a region in Syria NASB Word Usage Aram-maacah*
(1), Maacah (21), Maacath (1). Maachah, Maachathites. Or Mamakath (Josh. ...
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1038. Beth Maakah -- "house of Maakah," a place in Northern Israel
... NASB Word Usage Beth-maacah (2). Beth-maachah. From bayith and Ma'akah; house of
Maakah; Beth-Maakah, a place in Palestine -- Beth-maachah. see HEBREW bayith. ...
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Concerning Rehoboam, and How God Inflicted Punishment Upon Him for ...
... and had by her three children born to him, he married also another of his own kindred,
who was daughter of Absalom by Tamar, whose name was Maachah, and by her ...
/.../josephus/the antiquities of the jews/chapter 10 concerning rehoboam and.htm

... and panderers. The leading spirit of the court-circle was Maachah, "the
King's mother," as she is called"the Sultana Valide. She ...
// of the bible some lesser-known/asa.htm

The Kingdom Op Judah.
... Asa's mother, Maachah, a daughter of Absalom, even had an idol in a grove; but after
the king had been strengthened to gain a great victory over the Ethiopians ...
// chosen people/lesson vii the kingdom op.htm

The Great Confession - the Great Commission - the Great ...
... We still continued along the height, then descended a steep slope, leaving, on
our left, the ancient Abel Beth Maachah, [3628] the modern Abil. ...
/.../the life and times of jesus the messiah/chapter xxxvii the great confession.htm

The Nations of the North-East
... smaller Aramaic principalities of central Syria. Geshur, Maachah, Damascus
all acknowledged his authority. He had secured the caravan ...
/.../sayce/early israel and the surrounding nations/chapter iv the nations of.htm

How David, when He had Recovered his Kingdom, was Reconciled to ...
... Joab. Now as he pursued Sheba through all the country of Israel, one told
him that he was in a strong city, called Abelbeth-maachah. ...
/.../josephus/the antiquities of the jews/chapter 11 how david when.htm

Maachah (19 Occurrences)
... 2). Int. Standard Bible Encyclopedia. MAACAH; MAACHAH. ma ... 16). W. Ewing.
Multi-Version Concordance Maachah (19 Occurrences). Genesis ...
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Syria-maachah (1 Occurrence)
Syria-maachah. Syriamaachah, Syria-maachah. Syrian . Int. Standard Bible
Encyclopedia SYRIA-MAACHAH. sir'-ia-ma'a-ka. See MAACAH; SYRIA. ...
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Beth-maachah (1 Occurrence)
Beth-maachah. Bethmaachah, Beth-maachah. Bethmarcaboth . Multi-Version
Concordance Beth-maachah (1 Occurrence). 2 Samuel ...
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Aram-maachah (1 Occurrence)
Aram-maachah. Aram-ma'acah, Aram-maachah. Aramnaharaim . Multi-Version
Concordance Aram-maachah (1 Occurrence). 1 Chronicles ...
/a/aram-maachah.htm - 6k

Abel-beth-maachah (2 Occurrences)
Abel-beth-maachah. Abelbethmaachah, Abel-beth-maachah. Abelcheramim . Easton's
Bible Dictionary ... Multi-Version Concordance Abel-beth-maachah (2 Occurrences). ...
/a/abel-beth-maachah.htm - 8k

Abijah (32 Occurrences)
... It is said in 1 Kings 15:2 that "his mother's name was Maachah, the daughter of
Abishalom;" but in 2 Chronicles 13:2 we read, "his mother's name was Michaiah ...
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Abelbethmaachah (2 Occurrences)
... Easton's Bible Dictionary Meadow of the house of Maachah, a city in the north of
Palestine, in the neighbourhood of Dan and Ijon, in the tribe of Naphtali. ...
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Maacah (30 Occurrences)
... In 1 Chronicles 19:6 it is called Aram-maacah, Syria-maachah (the King James Version);
and in 1 Chronicles 2:23 "Aram" appears instead of "Maacah." It ...
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Mistress (20 Occurrences)
... 1 Kings 15:13 and also Maachah his mother -- he turneth her aside from being mistress,
in that she made a horrible thing for a shrine, and Asa cutteth down her ...
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Syriamaachah (1 Occurrence)
... Int. Standard Bible Encyclopedia SYRIA-MAACHAH. sir'-ia-ma'a-ka. See MAACAH;
SYRIA. Multi-Version Concordance Syriamaachah (1 Occurrence). ...
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Bible Concordance
Maachah (19 Occurrences)

Genesis 22:24 And his concubine, whose name was Reumah, she bare also Tebah, and Gaham, and Thahash, and Maachah.

2 Samuel 3:3 and his second, Chileab, of Abigail the wife of Nabal the Carmelite; and the third, Absalom the son of Maachah, daughter of Talmai king of Geshur;

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.

1 Kings 15:2 Three years reigned he in Jerusalem. and his mother's name was Maachah, the daughter of Abishalom.

1 Kings 15:10 And forty and one years reigned he in Jerusalem. And his mother's name was Maachah, the daughter of Abishalom.

1 Kings 15:13 And also Maachah his mother, even her he removed from being queen, because she had made an idol in a grove; and Asa destroyed her idol, and burnt it by the brook Kidron.

1 Chronicles 2:48 Maachah, Caleb's concubine, bare Sheber, and Tirhanah.

1 Chronicles 3:2 The third, Absalom the son of Maachah the daughter of Talmai king of Geshur: the fourth, Adonijah the son of Haggith:

1 Chronicles 7:15 And Machir took to wife the sister of Huppim and Shuppim, whose sister's name was Maachah;) and the name of the second was Zelophehad: and Zelophehad had daughters.

1 Chronicles 7:16 And Maachah the wife of Machir bare a son, and she called his name Peresh; and the name of his brother was Sheresh; and his sons were Ulam and Rakem.

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

1 Chronicles 9:35 And in Gibeon dwelt the father of Gibeon, Jehiel, whose wife's name was Maachah:

1 Chronicles 11:43 Hanan the son of Maachah, and Joshaphat the Mithnite,

1 Chronicles 19:7 So they hired thirty and two thousand chariots, and the king of Maachah and his people; who came and pitched before Medeba. And the children of Ammon gathered themselves together from their cities, and came to battle.

1 Chronicles 27:16 Furthermore over the tribes of Israel: the ruler of the Reubenites was Eliezer the son of Zichri: of the Simeonites, Shephatiah the son of Maachah:

2 Chronicles 11:20 And after her he took Maachah the daughter of Absalom; which bare him Abijah, and Attai, and Ziza, and Shelomith.

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.)

2 Chronicles 11:22 And Rehoboam made Abijah the son of Maachah the chief, to be ruler among his brethren: for he thought to make him king.

2 Chronicles 15:16 And also concerning Maachah the mother of Asa the king, he removed her from being queen, because she had made an idol in a grove: and Asa cut down her idol, and stamped it, and burnt it at the brook Kidron.



Maachah: Also Called Maacah and Maachathi: A Small Kingdom East of Bashan

Maachah: Also Called Maacah: Mother of Absalom

Maachah: Also Called Maoch: Father of Achish

Maachah: Also Called Michaiah: Mother of Abijam and Grandmother of Asa

Maachah: Concubine of Caleb

Maachah: Father of Hanan

Maachah: Father of Shephatiah

Maachah: Son of Nahor

Maachah: Wife of Jehiel

Maachah: Wife of Machir

Related Terms

Syria-maachah (1 Occurrence)

Beth-maachah (1 Occurrence)

Aram-maachah (1 Occurrence)

Abel-beth-maachah (2 Occurrences)

Abijah (32 Occurrences)

Abelbethmaachah (2 Occurrences)

Maacah (30 Occurrences)

Mistress (20 Occurrences)

Syriamaachah (1 Occurrence)

Horrible (12 Occurrences)

Cutteth (37 Occurrences)

Horrid (2 Occurrences)

Grove (23 Occurrences)

Shrine (34 Occurrences)

Syrian (12 Occurrences)

Burneth (67 Occurrences)

Idol (56 Occurrences)

Beareth (108 Occurrences)

Kinneroth (1 Occurrence)

Jehiel (17 Occurrences)

Thahash (1 Occurrence)

Talmai (6 Occurrences)

Removeth (27 Occurrences)

Ma-ac'athites (4 Occurrences)

Maachath (1 Occurrence)

Maoch (1 Occurrence)

Bethmaachah (1 Occurrence)

Bethmarcaboth (2 Occurrences)

Beateth (7 Occurrences)

Appointeth (28 Occurrences)

Abhorred (31 Occurrences)

Abelcheramim (1 Occurrence)

Aram-ma'acah (1 Occurrence)


Shaaph (2 Occurrences)

Stamped (27 Occurrences)

Shimei's (1 Occurrence)

Begetteth (52 Occurrences)

Passeth (100 Occurrences)

Loveth (88 Occurrences)

Asshur (133 Occurrences)

Bare (250 Occurrences)

Forces (123 Occurrences)

Threescore (87 Occurrences)

Borne (172 Occurrences)

Pitched (101 Occurrences)

David (1052 Occurrences)

Hearkeneth (34 Occurrences)

Established (200 Occurrences)

Assembled (186 Occurrences)

Leader (183 Occurrences)

Flee (187 Occurrences)

Smiteth (156 Occurrences)

Wives (159 Occurrences)

Prince (160 Occurrences)

Valley (187 Occurrences)

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