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MALCHIJAH. 1. A descendant of Gershom ( 1 Chronicles 6:40 [Heb. 25]). 2. A priest, the father of Pashhur ( 1 Chronicles 9:12 , Nehemiah 11:12 ), same as Malchiah of Jeremiah 21:1 ; Jeremiah 38:1 . Jeremiah 38:3 . Head of the 5th course of priests ( 1 Chronicles 24:9 ), perhaps the same as the preceding. 4. 5. Two of the sons of Parosh, who had married foreign wives ( Ezra 10:25 bis ); called in 1E Esther 9:25 Malchias and Asibias respectively. 6. One of the sons of Harim who had married a foreign wife ( Ezra 10:31 ). In Nehemiah 3:11 he is mentioned as taking part in the repairing of the wall. He is called in Esther 9:32 Esther 9:32 Malchias. 7. Malchijah the son of Rechab repaired the dung-gate ( Nehemiah 3:14 ). 8. One of the guild of the goldsmiths who helped to repair the wall ( Nehemiah 3:31 ). 9. One of those who stood at Ezra’s left hand at the reading of the Law ( Nehemiah 8:4 ). 10. One of those who sealed the covenant ( Nehemiah 10:3 ), probably the same as No. 2. 11. A priest who took part in the ceremony of dedicating the wall ( Nehemiah 12:42 ).

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Hastings, James. Entry for 'Malchijah'. Hastings' Dictionary of the Bible. 1909.

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