Metaphysical meaning of Maacah (mbd)
Maacah (A. V., in most instances, Maachah), ma'-a-cah (Heb.)--squeezed; compressed; depressed; emasculated; pressed down; worn.
a Mother of Absalom, David's son. She was the daughter of Talmai, king of Geshur (II Sam. 3:3). b Daughter of Abishalom and mother of Asa, king of Judah. Asa removed her from her office as queen mother "because she had made an abominable image for an Asherah; and Asa cut down her image, and burnt it at the brook Kidron" (I Kings 15:10, 13). c Father of Achish, king of Gath (I Kings 2:39). d Father of Hanan, one of David's mighty men (I Chron. 11:43).
Meta. The women named Maacah symbolize very negative, depressed thoughts that belong to the sense consciousness in man. The men by this name take on more of an aggressively oppressive character. Maacah the father of Achish, king of Gath, a Philistine ruler, is of the outer-sense man. Maacah the father of Hanan, one of David's warriors, would relate to that in man which oppresses or takes authority over error thoughts, habits, and limitations.
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