Maachah @ oppression, a small Syrian kingdom near Geshur, east of the Hauran, the district of Batanea Joshua:13:13; 2Samuel:10:6-8; 1Chronicles:19:7). (2.) 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 ( 2Samuel:3:3). (3.) The father of Hanan, who was one of David's body-guard ( 1Chronicles:11:43). (4.) The daughter of Abishalom (called Absalom, 2Chronicals:11:20-22), the third wife of Rehoboam, and mother of Abijam (kjvKings:15:2). She is called "Michaiah the daughter of Uriel," who was the husband of Absalom's daughter Tamar ( 2Chronicals:13:2). Her son Abijah or Abijam was heir to the throne. (5.) The father of Achish, the king of Gath (kjvKings:2:39), called also Maoch ( 1Samuel:27:2).