Maachah

Maachah

or

Maacah

(both: mā`əkə), in the Bible. 1 Absalom's mother. 2 See MaochMaoch
, in the Bible, father of Achish. An alternate form is Maachah.
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. 3 Idolatrous wife of Rehoboam. She was Absalom's daughter and mother of Abijah. 4 Caleb's concubine. 5 Wife of Machir the Manassite. 6 Child of Nahor. 7 Wife of Jehiel. 8, 9 Fathers of two of David's men.

Maachah

or

Maacah

(both: mā`əkə), ancient city-state of Syria, S of Mt. Hermon. It was held by Arameans in biblical times. The inhabitants are Maachathi or Maachathites. It is mentioned several times in the Bible. The town of Abel-beth-maachahAbel-beth-maachah
, town, ancient Palestine, the modern Tel Abil (Israel), S of Metulla. In the Bible, it was attacked by Behadad and taken by Tiglathpileser.
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 may have been in Maachah.
References in classic literature ?
Such an idol as that found in the secret groves of Queen Maachah in Judea; and for worshipping which, king Asa, her son, did depose her, and destroyed the idol, and burnt it for an abomination at the brook Kedron, as darkly set forth in the 15th chapter of the first book of Kings.