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Cyclopedia of Biblical, Theological and Ecclesiastical Literature


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(Heb. Machlah', מִחְלָה , another form for מִחֲלָה, disease, as in Exodus 15:26, etc.), the name of two persons.

1. (Sept. Μοολά v. r. Μαελά, Vulg. Mohola, Auth. Vers. "Mahalah.") Apparently a son (but perhaps a daughter) of Hamoleketh, a female descendant of Manasseh; the father's name is not given, but two brothers are mentioned (1 Chronicles 7:18). B.C. prob. cir. 1658.

2. (Sept. Μααλά,Vulg. Melcha.) The first named of the five daughters and heiresses of Zelophehad, of the tribe of Manasseh west, who married among their kindred (Numbers 26:33; Numbers 27:1; Numbers 36:11; Joshua 17:13). B.C. 1618.

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McClintock, John. Strong, James. Entry for 'Mahlah'. Cyclopedia of Biblical, Theological and Ecclesiastical Literature. Harper & Brothers. New York. 1870.

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