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1 Kings 15:10

    1 Kings 15:10 Translations

    King James Version (KJV)

    And forty and one years reigned he in Jerusalem. And his mother's name was Maachah, the daughter of Abishalom.

    American King James Version (AKJV)

    And forty and one years reigned he in Jerusalem. And his mother's name was Maachah, the daughter of Abishalom.

    American Standard Version (ASV)

    And forty and one years reigned he in Jerusalem: and his mother's name was Maacah the daughter of Abishalom.

    Basic English Translation (BBE)

    And he was king for forty-one years in Jerusalem; his mother's name was Maacah, the daughter of Abishalom.

    Webster's Revision

    And forty and one years reigned he in Jerusalem: and his mother's name was Maacah the daughter of Abishalom.

    World English Bible

    Forty-one years reigned he in Jerusalem: and his mother's name was Maacah the daughter of Abishalom.

    English Revised Version (ERV)

    And forty and one years reigned he in Jerusalem: and his mother's name was Maacah the daughter of Abishalom.

    Clarke's Commentary on 1 Kings 15:10

    His mother's name - Our translators thought that grandmother was likely to be the meaning, and therefore have put it in the margin.

    The daughter of Abishalom - She is called, says Calmet, the daughter of Absalom, according to the custom of the Scriptures, which give the name of daughter indifferently to the niece, the grand-daughter, and great grand-daughter.

    Barnes' Notes on 1 Kings 15:10

    Mother's name - Rather, "grandmother's." The Jews cal any male ancestor, however remote, a father, and any female ancestor a mother (compare 1 Kings 15:2; Genesis 3:20). This Maachah was the favorite wife of Rehoboam 2 Chronicles 11:21, and the mother of Abijam. The way in which she is here mentioned strongly favors the notion that the position of queen-mother was a definite one at the court, and could only be held by one person at a time.