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Talmai (father of Maacah)
Excerpt from the Lexham Bible Dictionary, the most advanced Bible dictionary.
King of Geshur, father of Maacah, and grandfather of Absalom (2 Sam 3:3; 13:37; 1 Chr 3:2). Geshur was an Aramaean kingdom located east of the Sea of Galilee. The half-tribe of Manasseh in the Transjordan had failed to drive them out during the conquest (Deut 3:14; Josh 13:13), so Geshur continued as an independent kingdom. When Absalom fell out of favor with David for killing his brother Amnon, he fled to Talmai, his grandfather, for protection (2 Sam 13:34–39).
Dictionaries
The Lexham Bible Dictionary
Talmai, Son of Ammihud
Talmai, Son of Ammihud (תַּלְמַי‎, talmay). King of Geshur, father of Maacah, and grandfather of Absalom (2 Sam 3:3; 13:37; 1 Chr 3:2). Geshur was an Aramaean kingdom located east of the Sea of Galilee. The half-tribe of Manasseh in the Transjordan had failed to drive them out during the conquest (Deut
The Anchor Yale Bible Dictionary
Talmai (Person)
TALMAI (PERSON) [Heb talmay (תַּלְמַי‎)]. 1. A descendant of Anak. Talmai, together with Ahiman and Sheshai, lived in Hebron when the spies were sent by Moses (Num 13:22). They were driven out by Caleb (Josh 15:14) and Judah (Judg 1:10). According to Num 13:33, they had descended from the Nephilim and
Baker Encyclopedia of the Bible
Talmai
Talmai. 1. Son of Anak and brother of Ahiman and Sheshai. Talmai and his people were observed by the 12 Israelite spies when they searched out the land (Nm 13:22). Later Caleb successfully defeated Talmai and his brothers, who were living in Hebron (Jos 15:14; Jgs 1:10).2. Son of Ammihud and father
The International Standard Bible Encyclopedia, Revised
Talmai
2. King of Geshur and father of King David’s wife Maachah who gave birth to Absalom (2 S. 3:3; 1 Ch. 3:2). Geshur was a small Aramean state located NE of the Sea of Galilee. Talmai’s grandson Absalom fled to this principality for political asylum after he had murdered his brother Amnon (2 S. 13:37).
Tyndale Bible Dictionary
Talmai
TALMAI1. Son of Anak and brother of Ahiman and Sheshai. Talmai and his people were observed by the 12 Israelite spies when they searched out the land (Nm 13:22). Later, Caleb successfully defeated Talmai and his brothers, who were living in Hebron (Jos 15:14; Jgs 1:10).2. Son of Ammihud and father
The HarperCollins Bible Dictionary (Revised and Updated)
Talmai
Talmai (tal´mi).1 One of the sons of Anak (descended from the Nephilim, Gen. 6:4) who lived at Hebron when spies sent by Moses into that region of the Negev returned with reports of giants in the land. The sons of Anak were finally driven away by the military commander Caleb (Josh. 15:14) or by Judahites
The Wycliffe Bible Encyclopedia
Talmai
TALMAI1. One of the three sons of Anak who dwelt in Hebron. Their gigantic size terrified the Israelites, but in faith Caleb went up against them and drove the three brothers out (Num 13:22; Josh 15:14; Jdg 1:10). A tall, fair-skinned race called Tammahu, pictured on the Egyptian monuments, has been
The New Bible Dictionary, Third Edition
Talmai
TALMAI. 1. A descendant of ‘Anaq, a ‘giant’ (*Anak), resident in Hebron at the time of the Conquest (Nu. 13:22) but driven out by Caleb (Jos. 15:14). He is described as a Canaanite in Jdg. 1:10, which records his death.2. The son of Ammihud and ruler of Geshur. David married his daughter Maacah, who
Eerdmans Dictionary of the Bible
Talmai
Talmai (Heb. talmay)1. One of the Anakim who, along with his brothers, was expelled by Caleb from Hebron (Num. 13:22; Josh. 15:14; Judg. 1:10).2. The king of Geshur and father of Maacah, one of David’s wives (2 Sam. 3:3; 13:37; 1 Chr. 3:2).
Catholic Bible Dictionary
Talmai
TALMAI The name of two men in the Old Testament.1. One of the giant Canaanite warriors who lived in Hebron before the conquest of Canaan (Num 13:22). He and his kinsmen, Ahiman and Sheshai, were driven out by Caleb and the Judahites (Josh 15:14; Judg 1:10).2. The king of Geshur, the son of Ammihud;
Smith’s Bible Dictionary
Talma-i
Tal´ma-i (bold).1. One of the three sons of “the Anak” who were slain by the men of Judah. Num. 13:22; Josh. 15:14; Judges 1:10. (b.c. 1450.)2. Son of Ammihud king of Geshur. 2 Sam. 3:3; 13:37; 1 Chron. 3:2. He was probably a petty chieftain, dependent on David. (b.c. 1045.)
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Relatives
Ammihud Father
David Son-In-Law
Maacah Daughter
Absalom Grandson
Roles
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