1 A small state south of Mt. 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 and Geshur (Josh 13:11; Josh 13:13; Josh 12:5; Deut 3:14). Subsequently, the king of Maacah joined the Ammonites and Arameans in their unsuccessful war against David (2Sam 10:6; 2Sam 10:8; 1Chr 19:7). Following its defeat, Maacah probably became tributary to David (2Sam 10:19). Maacah and Geshur were evidently absorbed into the expanding Aramean kingdom of Damascus after the time of Solomon. 2 The concubine of Caleb (1Chr 2:48). 3 The wife of Machir, Manasseh’s son (1Chr 7:15-16). 4 The wife of Gibeon, or Jehiel, one of Saul’s ancestors (1Chr 8:29; 1Chr 9:35). 5 A princess of Geshur who married David and was the mother of Absalom and Tamar (2Sam 3:3). 6 The daughter of Absalom, who became the favorite wife of King Rehoboam and mother of Abijah (1Kgs 15:2; 2Chr 11:20-22), whom Asa finally deposed from her position of queen mother because of her involvement in idolatry (2Chr 15:16). 7 A son of Nahor, Abraham’s brother (Gen 22:24). 8 The father of Achish, king of Gath (1Kgs 2:39). 9 The father of Hanun who was one of David’s warriors (1Chr 11:43). 10 The father of Shephatiah, one of David’s officials (1Chr 27:16).
11and Gilead, and the region of the Geshurites and Maacathites, and all Mount Hermon, and all Bashan to Salecah;
13Yet the Israelites did not drive out the Geshurites or the Maacathites; but Geshur and Maacath live within Israel to this day.
5and ruled over Mount Hermon and Salecah and all Bashan to the boundary of the Geshurites and the Maacathites, and over half of Gilead to the boundary of King S ... View more
14Jair the Manassite acquired the whole region of Argob as far as the border of the Geshurites and the Maacathites, and he named them—that is, Bashan—after hims ... View more
6When the Ammonites saw that they had become odious to David, the Ammonites sent and hired the Arameans of Beth-rehob and the Arameans of Zobah, twenty thousand ... View more
8The Ammonites came out and drew up in battle array at the entrance of the gate; but the Arameans of Zobah and of Rehob, and the men of Tob and Maacah, were by ... View more
7They hired thirty-two thousand chariots and the king of Maacah with his army, who came and camped before Medeba. And the Ammonites were mustered from their cit ... View more
19When all the kings who were servants of Hadadezer saw that they had been defeated by Israel, they made peace with Israel, and became subject to them. So the A ... View more
48Maacah, Caleb's concubine, bore Sheber and Tirhanah.
15And Machir took a wife for Huppim and for Shuppim. The name of his sister was Maacah. And the name of the second was Zelophehad; and Zelophehad had daughters. ... View more
29Jeiel the father of Gibeon lived in Gibeon, and the name of his wife was Maacah.
The Family of King Saul
35In Gibeon lived the father of Gibeon, Jeiel, and the name of his wife was Maacah.
3his second, Chileab, of Abigail the widow of Nabal of Carmel; the third, Absalom son of Maacah, daughter of King Talmai of Geshur;
2He reigned for three years in Jerusalem. His mother's name was Maacah daughter of Abishalom.
20After her he took Maacah daughter of Absalom, who bore him Abijah, Attai, Ziza, and Shelomith.21Rehoboam loved Maacah daughter of Absalom more than all his ot ... View more
16King Asa even removed his mother Maacah from being queen mother because she had made an abominable image for Asherah. Asa cut down her image, crushed it, and ... View more
24Moreover, his concubine, whose name was Reumah, bore Tebah, Gaham, Tahash, and Maacah.
39But it happened at the end of three years that two of Shimei's slaves ran away to King Achish son of Maacah of Gath. When it was told Shimei, “Your slaves are ... View more
43Hanan son of Maacah, and Joshaphat the Mithnite,
Leaders of Tribes
16Over the tribes of Israel, for the Reubenites, Eliezer son of Zichri was chief officer; for the Simeonites, Shephatiah son of Maacah;