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(oppression).
→ The daughter of Nahor by his concubine Beumah. (Genesis 22:24) → The father of Achish who was king of Gath at the beginning of Solomon's reign. (1 Kings 2:39)
→ The daughter, or more probably granddaughter, of Absalom named after his mother; the third and favorite wife of Rehoboam, and mother of Abijah. (1 Kings 15:22; 2 Chronicles 11:20-22) The mother of Abijah is elsewhere called "Michaiah the daughter of Uriel of Gibeah." (2 Chronicles 13:2) During the reign of her grandson Asa she occupied at the court of Judah the high position of "king's mother," comp. (1 Kings 15:13) but when he came of age she was removed because of her idolatrous habits. (2 Chronicles 15:16) → The concubine of Caleb the son of Hezron. (1 Chronicles 2:48)
→ The daughter of Talmai king of Geshur, and mother of Absalom (1 Chronicles 3:2) also called Maacah in Authorized Version of (2 Samuel 3:3) → The wife of Machir the Manassite. (1 Chronicles 7:15,16)
→ The wife of Jehiel, father or founder of Gibeon. (1 Chronicles 8:20; 9:35) → The father of Hanan, one of the heroes of David body-guard. (2 Chronicles 11:43)
→ A Simeonite, father of Sephatiah, prince of his tribe in the reign of David. (1 Chronicles 27:16)   
Bible DictionaryEaston's Bible Dictionary
oppression, a small Syrian kingdom near Geshur, east of the Hauran, the district of Batanea (Josh. 13:13; 2 Sam. 10:6,8; 1 Chr. 19:7). (2.) A daughter of Talmai, king of the old native population of Geshur. She became one of David's wives, and was the mother of Absalom (2 Sam. 3:3). (3.) The father of Hanan, who was one of David's body-guard (1 Chr. 11:43). (4.) The daughter of Abishalom (called Absalom, 2 Chr. 11:20-22), the third wife of 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 Chr. 13:2). Her son Abijah or Abijam was heir to the throne. (5.) The father of Achish, the king of Gath (1 Kings 2:39), called also Maoch (1 Sam. 27:2). Maaleh-acrabbim ascent of the scorpions; i.e., "scorpion-hill", a pass on the south-eastern border of Palestine (Num. 34:4; Josh. 15:3). It is identified with the pass of Sufah, entering Palestine from the great Wady el-Fikreh, south of the Dead Sea. (See AKRABBIM.)
Bible DictionaryHitchcock's Bible Names Dictionary
pressed down; worn; fastened
  

 

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