abounding in furrows. (1.) One of the Anakim of Hebron, who were slain by the men of Judah under Caleb (Num. 13:22; Josh. 15:14; Judg. 1:10). (2.) A king of Geshur, to whom Absalom fled after he had put Amnon to death (2 Sam. 3:3; 13:37). His daughter, Maachah, was one of David's wives, and the mother of Absalom (1 Chr. 3:2).
There is no reason to believe that talmai and his people had renounced the idolatrous worship that prevailed in Syria.
Ewald identifies it with Geshur, the town of talmai, Absalom's grandfather.
His third wife was Maachah, the daughter of talmai the Geshurite.