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1 Kings 15:2 [study!]

American Standard Version (ASV 1901) [2]
— Three years reigned he in Jerusalem: and his mother's name was Maacah the daughter of Abishalom.
King James Version (KJV 1769)
— Three years reigned he in Jerusalem. And his mother's name [was] Maachah, the daughter of Abishalom.
New American Standard Bible (NASB ©1995)
— He reigned three years in Jerusalem; and his mother’s name was Maacah the daughter of Abishalom.
Webster's Revision of the KJB (WEB 1833)
— Three years he reigned in Jerusalem. And his mother's name [was] Maachah, the daughter of Abishalom.
Darby's Translation (DBY 1890)
— He reigned three years in Jerusalem; and his mother's name was Maachah, a daughter of Abishalom.
Rotherham's Emphasized Bible (EBR 1902)
— Three years, reigned he in Jerusalem,—and, the name of his mother, was Maachah, daughter of Abishalom.
Young's Literal Translation (YLT 1898)
— three years he hath reigned in Jerusalem, and the name of his mother [is] Maachah daughter of Abishalom;
Douay-Rheims Challoner Revision (DR 1750)
— He reigned three years in Jerusalem: the name of his mother was Maacha, the daughter of Abessalom.
Original King James Bible (AV 1611) [2]
— Three yeeres reigned hee in Ierusalem: and his mothers name [was] Maachah, the daughter of Abishalom.
Brenton Greek Septuagint (LXX, Restored Names)
— And he reigned three years over Jerusalem: and his mother's name [was] Maachah{gr.Maacha}, daughter of Absalom{gr.Abessalom}.
Full Hebrew Names / Holy Name KJV (2008) [2] [3]
— Three years reigned he in Yerushalaim. And his mother's name [was] Maakhah, the daughter of Avishalom.

Strong's Numbers & Hebrew NamesHebrew Old TestamentColor-Code/Key Word Studies
Three 7969
{7969} Prime
The last two forms being masculine; a primitive number; three; occasionally (ordinal) third, or (multiplicative) thrice.
years 8141
{8141} Prime
(The first form being in plural only, the second form being feminine); from H8138; a year (as a revolution of time).
reigned 4427
{4427} Prime
A primitive root; to reign; inceptively to ascend the throne; causatively to induct into royalty; hence (by implication) to take counsel.
<8804> Grammar
Stem - Qal (See H8851)
Mood - Perfect (See H8816)
Count - 12562
he in Yrlaim יְרוּשָׁלִַם. 3389
{3389} Prime
A dual (in allusion to its two main hills (the true pointing, at least of the former reading, seems to be that of H3390)); probably from (the passive participle of) H3384 and H7999; founded peaceful; Jerushalaim or Jerushalem, the capital city of Palestine.
And his mother's 517
{0517} Prime
A primitive word; a mother (as the bond of the family); in a wide sense (both literally and figuratively); (like H0001).
name 8034
{8034} Prime
A primitive word (perhaps rather from H7760 through the idea of definite and conspicuous position; compare H8064); an appellation, as a mark or memorial of individuality; by implication honor, authority, character.
[was] Ma` מַעֲכָה, 4601
{4601} Prime
From H4600; depression; Maakah (or Maakath), the name of a place in Syria, also of a Mesopotamian, of three Israelites, and of four Israelitesses and one Syrian woman.
the daughter 1323
{1323} Prime
From H1129 (as feminine of H1121); a daughter (used in the same wide sense as other terms of relationship, literally and figuratively).
of vlm אֲבִישָׁלוֹם. 53
{0053} Prime
From H0001 and H7965; father of peace (that is, friendly); Abshalom, a son of David; also (the fuller form) a later Israelite.
Jamieson-Fausset-Brown Commentary

1 Kings 15:2

_ _ Three years reigned he — (compare 1 Kings 15:1 with 1 Kings 15:9). Parts of years are often counted in Scripture as whole years. The reign began in Jeroboam’s eighteenth year, continued till the nineteenth, and ended in the course of the twentieth.

_ _ his mother’s name was Maachah — or Michaiah (2 Chronicles 13:2), probably altered from the one to the other on her becoming queen, as was very common under a change of circumstances. She is called the daughter of Abishalom, or Absalom (2 Chronicles 11:21), of Uriel (2 Chronicles 13:2). Hence, it has been thought probable that Tamar, the daughter of Absalom (2 Samuel 14:27; 2 Samuel 18:18), had been married to Uriel, and that Maachah was their daughter.

Matthew Henry's Commentary

See commentary on 1 Kings 15:1-8.

John Wesley's Explanatory Notes

1 Kings 15:2

Three years — That is, part of three years. Abishalom — Or, of Absalom, as he is called 2 Chronicles 11:21. And because he is here mentioned as a known person, without any addition of his kindred or quality, some conceive that this was Absalom's daughter, called properly Tamar, 2 Samuel 14:27, and from her royal grandmother, 2 Samuel 3:3, Maacah.

Geneva Bible Translation Notes

1 Kings 15:2

Three years reigned he in Jerusalem. And his mother's name [was] Maachah, the daughter of (a) Abishalom.

(a) Some think that this was Absalom Solomon's son.

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his mother's:

1 Kings 15:13 And also Maachah his mother, even her he removed from [being] queen, because she had made an idol in a grove; and Asa destroyed her idol, and burnt [it] by the brook Kidron.
2 Chronicles 11:20-22 And after her he took Maachah the daughter of Absalom; which bare him Abijah, and Attai, and Ziza, and Shelomith. ... And Rehoboam made Abijah the son of Maachah the chief, [to be] ruler among his brethren: for [he thought] to make him king.


2 Chronicles 13:2 He reigned three years in Jerusalem. His mother's name also [was] Michaiah the daughter of Uriel of Gibeah. And there was war between Abijah and Jeroboam.
, Michaiah the daughter of Uriel


2 Chronicles 11:21 And Rehoboam loved Maachah the daughter of Absalom above all his wives and his concubines: (for he took eighteen wives, and threescore concubines; and begat twenty and eight sons, and threescore daughters.)
, Absalom
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