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Ma’acah (oppression).

1. The mother of Absalom; also called Maachah. 2 Sam. 3:3.

2. Maacah, or (in 1 Chron. 19:6, 7) Maachah, a small kingdom in close proximity to Palestine, which appears to have lain outside Argob, Deut. 3:14, and Bashan. Josh. 12:5. The Ammonite war was the only occasion on which the Maacathites came into contact with Israel, when their king assisted the Ammonites against Joab with a force which he led himself. 2 Sam. 10:6, 8; 1 Chron. 19:7.