What and who is…
This was the name of 2 biblical men, 2 women, and a kingdom…
Maachah, 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)
People of this land are called Maachathites (Deuteronomy 3:14).
Maachah, 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).
Maachah, the father of Hanan, who was one of David's bodyguards (1 Chronicles 11:43)
Maachah, a 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 (aka Abijam) was heir to the throne.
Maachah, the father of Achish, the king of Gath (1 Kings 2:39), called also Maoch (1 Samuel 27:2)
Article Version: March 20, 2019