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Maacah (concubine)
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The Lexham Bible Dictionary
Maacah, Concubine
Maacah, Concubine of Caleb (מַעֲכָה‎, ma'akhah). The mother of Sheber, Tirhanah, Shaaph, and Sheva; one of two concubines of Caleb the Israelite spy (1 Chr 2:48–49).
The Anchor Yale Bible Dictionary
Maacah (Person)
MAACAH (PERSON) [Heb maʿăkâ (מַעֲכָה‎)]. 1. Son/daughter (?) of Nahor (Abraham’s brother) and the concubine Reumah (Gen 22:24). Maacah’s name appears in the genealogy of Nahor (Gen 22:20–24), where it is fourth and last in the list of Reumah’s children (the others were Tebah, Gaham, and Tahash). Maacah
Baker Encyclopedia of the Bible
Maacah, Maachah (Person)
Maacah, Maachah (Person). Common Hebrew name, often spelled Maachah in the kjv.1. Last of the four children borne to Nahor, Abraham’s brother, by Reumah his concubine (Gn 22:24).2. Daughter of Talmai, king of Geshur, a wife of David, and Absalom’s mother (2 Sm 3:3; 1 Chr 3:2).3. Achish’s father. Achish,
The International Standard Bible Encyclopedia, Revised
Maacah
5. Concubine of Caleb son of Hezron, and mother of Sheber, Tirhanah, Shaaph, and Sheva (1 Ch. 2:48f.).
Maacah
Maacah māʹə-kə [Heb. maʿaḵâ—‘stupid, foolish’ (?)]; AV usually MAACHAH.
Tyndale Bible Dictionary
Maacah, Maachah (Person)
MAACAH, MAACHAH* (Person) Common Hebrew name, often spelled Maachah in the kjv.1. Last of the four children of Nahor, Abraham’s brother, by Reumah his concubine (Gn 22:24).2. Daughter of Talmai, king of Geshur, a wife of David, and Absalom’s mother (2 Sm 3:3; 1 Chr 3:2).3. Achish’s father. Achish,
The HarperCollins Bible Dictionary (Revised and Updated)
Maacah
Maacah (may´uh-kuh).1 A small state south of Mount Hermon, apparently encompassing the northern half of the Golan Heights, bounded by the other non-Israelite state of the Golan, Geshur, on its south. The Transjordanian tribes of Israel (Reuben, Gad, the half-tribe of Manasseh) failed to conquer Maacah
The Wycliffe Bible Encyclopedia
Maacah, Maachah
MAACAH, MAACHAH1. One of the four children of Nahor, born to him by his concubine Reumah. There is no indication of whether it was a son or daughter (Gen 22:24).2. The daughter of Talmai, king of Geshur. She was married to David and was the mother of Absalom (2 Sam 3:3; 1 Chr 3:2).3. A city and small
The New Bible Dictionary, Third Edition
Maacah
MAACAH, MAACHAH. 1. Maacah is used as a man’s name for the following: the father of Shephatiah, one of David’s henchmen (1 Ch. 27:16); the father of Hanun, one of David’s warriors (1 Ch. 11:43); the father of *Achish, king of Gath at the time of David and Solomon.2. It is also used as a woman’s name
Eerdmans Dictionary of the Bible
Maacah (Person)
Maacah (Heb. maʿăḵâ) (PERSON) (also MAOCH)A common name of both males and females in the OT.1. A child of Nahor (brother of Abraham) and his concubine Reumah (Gen. 22:24). It is not known whether the child was male or female.2. The mother of David’s son Absalom, who temporarily overthrew his father’s
Catholic Bible Dictionary
Maacah
MAACAH The name of several people and a kingdom in the Old Testament.1. The daughter of Talmai, the king of Gessur. The princess Maacah married David and became the mother of Absalom and Tamar (2 Sam 3:3; 1 Chr 3:2).2. The father of Achish, the king of Gath (1 Kgs 2:39).3. One of the wives of King
Smith’s Bible Dictionary
Maacah
Ma´acah (oppression).1. The mother of Absalom; also called Maachah. 2 Sam. 3:3.2. Maacah, or (in 1 Chron. 19:6, 7) Maachah, a small kingdom in close proximity to Palestine, which appears to have lain outside Argob, Deut. 3:14, and Bashan. Josh. 12:5. The Ammonite war was the only occasion on which
Maachah
Ma´achah (oppression).1. The daughter of Nahor by his concubine Reumah. Gen. 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,
See also
Relatives
Hezron Father-In-Law
Caleb Husband
Sheva Son
Shaaph Son
Sheber Son
Tirhanah Son
Achsah Daughter
Gibea Grandson
Madmannah Grandson