What and who is…

Meaning: oppression

This is the name of 2 biblical men, 2 royal women, and a kingdom.

  1. Maachah, a small Syrian kingdom

    It was near Geshur, east of the Hauran, the district of Batanea (Joshua 13:13; 2 Samuel 10:6; 10:8; 1 Chronicles 19:7)

    People of this land are called Maachathites (Deuteronomy 3:14).

  2. Princess Maachah, mother of Absalom

    She is one of the daughters 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. Maachah, father of Hanan

    Maachah is the father of Hanan, who was one of King David's bodyguards (1 Chronicles 11:43)

  4. Maachah, a daughter of Abishalom (called Absalom

    also known as: Michaiah

    2 Chronicles 11:20-22

    She is the 3rd wife of King 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.

  5. Maachah, father of King Achish

    also known as: Maoch

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

Article Version: September 23, 2021