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Maacah (kingdom)
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The Lexham Bible Dictionary
Maacah
Maacah, Place (מַעֲכָה‎, ma'akhah). A small Syrian kingdom in northern Transjordan located southwest of Mount Hermon. The main references to Maacah in the Bible indicate that it was close to Geshur (Deut 3:14; Josh 12:5; 13:11, 13). It was defeated by Israel in the period of David’s kingship (2 Sam 10:6,
The Anchor Yale Bible Dictionary
Maacah (Place)
MAACAH (PLACE) [Heb maʿăkâ (מַעֲכָה)]. Var. ARAM-MAACAH. MAACATHITE. A Syrian kingdom S of Mt. Hermon in the N Transjordan. Maacah was located E of the Jordan valley and N of the Yarmuk basin. Together with the kingdom of Geshur, Maacah formed the northern boundary of the (sometimes) Israelite territory
Baker Encyclopedia of the Bible
Aram-maacah (Maachah)
Aram-maacah (Maachah). Alternate name for Maacah in 1 Chronicles 19:6.See Maacah, Maachah (Place).
Maacah, Maachah (Place)
Maacah, Maachah (Place). Small kingdom in northern Transjordan. According to Joshua 13:11, the states of Geshur and Maacah were between Gilead and Mt Hermon and they bordered the kingdom of Og, ruler of Bashan (Jos 12:4, 5). Its people were reckoned as descendants of Nahor (Gn 22:24) and were the southernmost
The International Standard Bible Encyclopedia, Revised
Maacah
Maacah māʹə-kə, [Heb. maʿaḵâ; Gk. Maacha, Mōcha]; AV also MAACHAH (1 Ch. 19:7); MAACATH māʹə-kath [Heb. maʿaḵāṯ] (Josh. 13:13); AV MAACHATHITES; NEB MAACATHITES. A small Syrian kingdom in the Golan Heights S of Mt. Hermon, N of Gilead, and W of Bashan. The kingdom of Geshur, which is mentioned
Tyndale Bible Dictionary
Aram-Maacah (Maachah)
ARAM-MAACAH (Maachah*) Alternate name for Maacah in 1 Chronicles 19:6. See Maacah, Maachah (Place).
Maacah, Maachah (Place)
MAACAH, MAACHAH* (Place) Small kingdom in northern Transjordan alternately named Aram-Maacah in 1 Chronicles 19:6 (kjv “Syria-maachah”). According to Joshua 13:11, the states of Geshur and Maacah were between Gilead and Mt Hermon and they bordered the kingdom of Og, ruler of Bashan (Jos 12:4–5). Its
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
Aram-Maacah
Aram-Maacah (Heb. ʾăram maʿăḵâ)An alternate name for the Aramean kingdom Maacah (1 Chr. 19:6).
Maacah
Maacah (Heb. maʿăḵâ) (PLACE)A tribe that shared a border with the half-tribe of Manasseh in the north of Israel during the time of Israel’s entry into Palestine after the Exodus (Deut. 3:14; Josh. 13:8–13). It later became a small semi-independent Aramean kingdom S of Mt. Hermon in the Transjordan,
Eerdmans Bible Dictionary
Aram-Maacah
Aram-Maacah [ârˊəm māˊə kə] (Heb. ˒aram ma˓aḵâ). An alternate name of Maacah (1 Chr. 19:6; KJV “Syria-maachah”). see Maacah (Place).
Maacah (Place)
MAACAH [māˊə kə] (Heb. ma˓aḵâ) (PLACE). A small Aramean (Syrian) kingdom in the Golan Heights south of Mt. Hermon, west of Bashan, east of the sources of the Jordan, and north of Geshur, another small kingdom with which it partly withstood the attempted Israelite conquest (Deut. 3:14; Josh. 12:5;
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
The New Unger’s Bible Dictionary
Maacah
MA´ACAH (maʹa-ka; “oppression”; sometimes “Maachah,” KJV).1. The last named of the four children of Nahor by his concubine Reumah (Gen. 22:24). Whether this child was a son or daughter is not stated.2. One of David’s wives and the mother of Absalom. She was the daughter of Talmai, king of Geshur (2