Who was King Abijah's mother?

2 Chronicles 11:20 and 2 Chronicles 13:2

  1. Maacah (2 Chronicles 11:20)--"And after her he took Maacah the daughter of Absalom, and she bore him Abijah, Attai, Ziza, and Shelomith."
  2. Micaiah (2 Chronicles 13:2)--"He reigned three years in Jerusalem; and his mother’s name was Micaiah the daughter of Uriel of Gibeah. And there was war between Abijah and Jeroboam."

This is a very simple answer.  Maacah was simply another spelling for Micaiah.  They are one and the same.1

 

  • 1. Haley, Alleged Discrepancies of the Bible, p. 317, and Paul J. Achtemeier, Harper’s Bible Dictionary, San Francisco: Harper and Row, 1985.

 

 

 

 
 
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