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.
(2.) A daughter of Talmai, king of the old native
of Geshur. She became one of David's wives, and was
of Absalom (2 Sam. 3:3).
(3.) The father of Hanan, who was one of David's
(4.) The daughter of Abishalom (called Absalom, 2
11:20-22), the third wife of Rehoboam, and mother of
Kings 15:2). She is called "Michaiah the daughter of
was the husband of Absalom's daughter Tamar (2 Chr.
son Abijah or Abijam was heir to the throne.
(5.) The father of Achish, the king of Gath (1 Kings
called also Maoch (1 Sam. 27:2).