ATS Bible DictionaryMaacah or Maachah
1. A city and region of Syria or Aram, 1 Chronicles 19:6; somewhere near the foot of mount Hermon, and Geshur. The portion of Manesseh beyond Jordan reached to this country, like that of Og king of Bashan, De 3:13,14; but it does not appear to have become subject to Israel, Joshua 12:4-6 13:13, except during the reign of David, Solomon, and Jeroboam II. The king of Maachah, with other Syrians, joined the Ammonites in a war with David, and were defeated and made tributary, 2 Samuel 10:6-8,19.
2. A wife of David, and the mother of Absalom. She was a daughter of Talmai, king of Geshur in Syria, 2 Samuel 3:3.
3. The wife of Rehoboam and mother of Abijah, kings of Judah. She is called the "daughter" of Abishalom or Absalom, 1 Kings 15:2 2 Chronicles 11:20-22. In 2 Chronicles 13:2, she is called Michaiah, and is said to be the daughter of Uriel. She appears to have exerted a great influence over the members of the royal family; but was degraded from her high position, by Asa her grandson, for promoting idolatry, 2 Chronicles 15:16.
Strong's Hebrew62. 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 ...
1038. Beth Maakah -- "house of Maakah," a place in Northern Israel
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