oppression, a small Syrian kingdom near Geshur, east of the Hauran, the district of Batanea (Josh. 13:13; 2 Sam. 10:6,8; 1 Chr. 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 (2 Sam. 3:3). (3.) The father of Hanan, who was one of David's body-guard (1 Chr. 11:43). (4.) The daughter of Abishalom (called Absalom, 2 Chr. 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 Chr. 13:2). Her son Abijah or Abijam was heir to the throne. (5.) The father of Achish, the king of Gath (1 Kings 2:39), called also Maoch (1 Sam. 27:2).
His third wife was maachah, the daughter of Talmai the Geshurite.
He, too, permitted the idolatrous practices of his mother maachah.
maachah, the mother of Asa the king, he removed from being queen, because she had made an idol in a grove.
He again was a minor, and the queen-mother maachah held the reins of government.
And his mother's name was maachah, the daughter of Abishalom.
When he succeeded to the throne at an early age his grandmother maachah still held the high position of queen-mother.