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Maacah (wife of Rehoboam)
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Described by the Chronicler as the favored wife of Rehoboam the son of Solomon and king of Judah (2 Chr 11:20–22). Maacah’s identity is somewhat obscured by conflicting statements in 1 Kings and 2 Chronicles.
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The Anchor Yale Bible Dictionary
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
MICAIAH (PERSON) [Heb mı̂kāyâ (מִיכָיָה); mikayhû]. 1. Mother of Abijah, king of Judah (2 Chr 13:2). Micaiah’s name appears solely in the Chronicler’s regnal formula for Abijah, where she is identified as the “daughter of Uriel of Gibeah.” Her name and parentage are problematic. In the parallel passage
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,
Micaiah. 1. Prophet and Imlah’s son, called by Ahab to forecast the result of projected battles against the Syrians. At first Micaiah mocks him with glad news, then tells the cruel truth. Ahab casts the prophet into prison as a kind of ransom, but the wicked ruler dies in battle just as Micaiah predicted
Michaiah. 1. kjv spelling of Micaiah, Achbor’s father, in 2 Kings 22:12.See Micaiah #2.2. kjv spelling of Micaiah, the mother of Judah’s king Abijah, in 2 Chronicles 13:2.See Maacah, Maachah (Person) #4.3. kjv spelling of Micaiah, one of King Jehoshaphat’s officials, in 2 Chronicles 17:7.See Micaiah
The International Standard Bible Encyclopedia, Revised
4. Granddaughter of Abishalom (Absalom); favorite wife of Rehoboam (2 Ch. 11:21); mother of Abijam (1 K. 15:2; 2 Ch. 11:20, 22); grandmother of Abijam’s son King Asa. According to 1 K. 15:2; 2 Ch. 11:20f she was the daughter of Absalom, but Tamar was Absalom’s only daughter (2 S. 14:27), and Maacah was
Maacah māʹə-kə [Heb. maʿaḵâ—‘stupid, foolish’ (?)]; AV usually MAACHAH.
Micaiah mī-kāʹyə, mī-kīʹə [Heb mîḵāyāhû—‘who is like Yahweh?’; Gk Meichais, Michaias]; AV usually MICHAIAH. A frequently occurring OT name occasionally contracted to Mica or Micah.
Tyndale Bible Dictionary
Maacah, Maachah (Person)
MICAIAH1. Prophet and Imlah’s son, called by Ahab to forecast the result of projected battles against the Syrians. At first Micaiah mocks him with glad news, then tells the cruel truth. Ahab casts the prophet into prison as a kind of ransom, but the wicked ruler dies in battle, just as Micaiah predicted
MICHAIAH*1. kjv spelling of Micaiah, Acbor’s father, in 2 Kings 22:12. See Micaiah #2.2. kjv spelling of Micaiah, the mother of Judah’s king Abijah, in 2 Chronicles 13:2. See Maacah, Maachah (Person) #4.3. kjv spelling of Micaiah, one of King Jehoshaphat’s officials, in 2 Chronicles 17:7. See Micaiah
The HarperCollins Bible Dictionary (Revised and Updated)
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
Micaiah (mi-kay´uh).1 King Abijah’s mother (2 Chron. 13:2), elsewhere called Maacah (1 King 15:2; 2 Chron. 11:20–22).2 The son of Imlah, a prophet at Ahab’s court (1 Kings 22). Ahab and Jehoshaphat, king of Judah, wanted to liberate Ramoth-gilead from the Arameans. Before going to war they consulted
The Wycliffe Bible Encyclopedia
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
MICAIAH. Sometimes the name is contracted to Mica or Micah (q.v.). In the KJV it is generally spelled Michaiah.1. Mother of King Abijah (2 Chr 13:2), also spelled in the ASV Maacah, or Maachah in the KJV (2 Chr 11:20).2. Father of Achbor (2 Kgs 22:12), called Micah in 2 Chr 34:20. See Micah 6.3. One
The New Bible Dictionary, Third Edition
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
MICAH, MICAIAH (‘who is like Yah?’). A common Hebrew name, variously spelt in both evv and MT. Of the many men named with one of these forms, three are better known than the rest. 1. Micah of Moresheth the prophet. (See next article.) 2. Micah of Mt Ephraim, whose strange story is told in Jdg. 17–18,
Eerdmans Dictionary of the Bible
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
Eerdmans Bible Dictionary
Micaiah [mĭ kāˊyə, mī kāˊyə] (Heb. mîḵāyâ, mîḵāyāhû, mîḵāyehû “Who is like Yahweh?”).
Catholic Bible Dictionary
Smith’s Bible Dictionary
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,
Micha´iah (who is like God?).1. Same as Micah 6. 2 Chron. 34:20.2. Same as Micha 3. 1 Chron. 9:15; Neh. 12:35.3. One of the priests at the dedication of the wall of Jerusalem. Neh. 12:41.4. The daughter of Uriel of Gibeah, wife of Rehoboam and mother of Abijah king of Judah. 2 Chron. 13:2. [Maachah,