(Message by Tanny Keng)

1. Bible Names Revealed

a) The Bible is an historic record of real people and places. Learn who's who, their relationships, and the meaning of their names.

2. Maachah

a) Meaning: oppression.

b) This was the name of two biblical men, two women, and a kingdom… 

i) The father of Achish, the king of Gath (1 Kings 2:39), called also Maoch (1 Samuel 27:2).

ii) The father of Hanan, who was one of David's body-guards (1 Chronicles 11:43).

iii) 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 Samuel 3:3).

iv) The daughter of Abishalom (called Absalom, 2 Chronicles 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 Chronicles 13:2). Her son Abijah or Abijam was heir to the throne.

v) A small Syrian kingdom near Geshur, east of the Hauran, the district of Batanea (Josh. 13:13; 2 Samuel 10:6,8; 1 Chronicles 19:7).

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