oppression, a small Syrian kingdom near Geshur, east of the Hauran, the district of Batanea (Josh. 13:13; 2-Sam 10:6, 2-Sam 10:8; 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), 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).