Hebrew: מעכה .
|Also Known As:||"Maacah", "מעכה bint"|
|Death:||Died in Jerusalem, Israel|
|Managed by:||Chesky Pfeifer|
About Maacah .
The one wife of King David who was of royal rank, the daughter of Talmai, King of Geshur.David's wife, Absalom & Tamar's mother
Who was she? What happened to her?
She was the daughter of a neighboring king, so hers was a political marriage
She lived in Hebron, in King David's harem in Jerusalem
She bore David's third son Absalom, an exceptionally handsome boy, and Tamar, noted for her beauty; also another son Hanan
When Maacah's daughter Tamar reached puberty, her older half-brother Amnon developed an unhealthy obsession for her, then raped her
Maacah and Absalom complained to David, but he did nothing
Two years later Absalom murdered Amnon then fled to his maternal grandfather's kingdom
Both Maacah's children were now disgraced, so her prestige was low
After three years Absalom returned to Jerusalem, but not to the palace precincts
Absalom undermined David whenever he could Four years after his return, Absalom led a revolt against David
Absalom ignored advice given by Ahitophel, David's former adviser and Bathsheba's grandfather
Absalom was defeated and killed
Maacah disappears from the story, but her granddaughter would become the wife of Solomon's son Rehoboam Solomon was born to David's latest and favorite wife Bathsheba