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(muhl' cuh) Personal name meaning, “queen.” Abraham's niece and the wife of Nahor, the patriarch's brother. She bore eight sons, one of whom was Bethuel, Rebekah's father (Genesis 11:29 ; Genesis 24:15 ). 2 . One of five daughters of Zelophehad (Numbers 26:33 ), left without support after the death of their father. They pled their case before Moses for an inheritance as a son would receive. In a landmark ruling for Israel, God commanded Moses to give each of the daughters an inheritance from their father's estate (Numbers 27:1-8 ); Numbers 36:11 ; Joshua 17:3 .

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These dictionary topics are from the Holman Bible Dictionary, published by Broadman & Holman, 1991. All rights reserved. Used by permission of Broadman & Holman.

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Butler, Trent C. Editor. Entry for 'Milcah'. Holman Bible Dictionary. 1991.

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