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As the title. In Melachim chapter 15 it goes through the kings of Judah and it speaks about how Abijam was king and then he dies and his son Asa takes over but twice it says and his mother was maacah daughter of abishalom.

An i missing something here?

Edit: So i read somewhere online that in this context it means grandmother.

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    The same chapter calls David as Asa's father, which is clearly false as well. Ma'acha is likely Asa's grandmother, and it calls her his mother (this is common in the literature, and Chazal equate parents and grandparents). It seems that the reason it invokes a relationship to Ma'acha is because it later invokes the evil she had done and Asa's meritorious response to this. Unfortunately, I do not have access to meforshim that explicitly say this, so it's supposition rather than a genuine answer for now... – Isaac Kotlicky May 16 '16 at 18:48
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  • Shu"t Avraham ben HaRambam 41 – Double AA Sep 22 '16 at 5:35
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Maacah the daughter of Avishalom is the grandmother of Asa, and the text call her his "mother" because the Scripture sometimes call a grandmother a mother (see Radak on Melachim I 15:10).

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