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Maacah .

Hebrew: מעכה .
Also Known As: "Maacah", "מעכה bint"
Death: -930 (96-104)
Jerusalem, Israel
Immediate Family:

Daughter of Talmai ., King of Geshur
Wife of King David of Israel
Mother of Absalom . and Tamar .

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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

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Maacah .'s Timeline

Age 6
Age 11
Age 99
Jerusalem, Israel