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Maacha the Amonitess

Hebrew: מעכה העמונית
Also Known As: "Maachiah", "Maacah", "Maakah", "Micaiah", "Maaxa", "Maacha", "מעכה"
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Birthplace: Israel
Death: Died
Immediate Family:

Daughter of Abishalom
Wife of Rehoboam King of Judah
Mother of Abijah King of Judah; Attai .; Ziza . and Shelomith .

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About Maacha the Amonitess

"Maacah daughter of Abishalom was the favorite wife of King Rehoboam, who had eighteen wives and sixty concubines. She was the mother of Kings Abijah and Asa. Maacah was stripped of her title of queen mother by Asa because she had made an idol, which Asa destroyed and burned.

"It is very likely that Abishalom and Absalom, King David's rebellious son, were the same person. Possible evidence for this is that Abishalom's daughter Maacah had the same name as Absalom's mother (1 Chronicles 3:2). However, 2 Chronicles 13:2 states that her name was Micaiah, and her father's name was Uriel."

(David Mandel, Who's Who in the Bible (2007), 250.)

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May have aka 'Tamer' (named after her fathers sister). Her name Maacah is after her fathers mother.

About מעכה העמונית (עברית)

וַיִּוָּלְדוּ לְאַבְשָׁלוֹם שְׁלוֹשָׁה בָנִים וּבַת אַחַת וּשְׁמָהּ תָּמָר הִיא הָיְתָה אִשָּׁה יְפַת מַרְאֶה

כשמה של אחותו (ואולי נולדה לאחר מעשה אמנון ותמר, ואבשלום קרא לה בשם זה לכבד את תמר אחותו

מעכה לא מוזכרת בפרק