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Calcol
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The Lexham Bible Dictionary
Calcol, Son of Mahol
Calcol, Son of Mahol (כַּלְכֹּל‎, kalkol). A wise man whose wisdom was compared with that of Solomon; the grandson of Judah by Tamar (1 Kgs 4:31; 1 Chr 2:6).
The Anchor Yale Bible Dictionary
Calcol (Person)
CALCOL (PERSON) [Heb kalkōl (כַּלְכֹּל)]. A man from Judah, he was the son of Zerah, whom Tamar conceived by her father-in-law Judah (1 Chr 2:4, 6). In 1 Kgs 5:11—Eng 4:31, Calcol is identified as one of the sons of Mahol. Mahol should not be understood as a proper name but, as Albright (ARI, 123) and
Baker Encyclopedia of the Bible
Calcol
Calcol. One of Mahol’s three sons and a member of Judah’s tribe (1 Kgs 4:31, kjv Chalcol; 1 Chr 2:6). He and his brothers were noted for their wisdom and musical abilities.
Chalcol
Chalcol. kjv spelling of Calcol, a man of wisdom, in 1 Kings 4:31.See Calcol.
The International Standard Bible Encyclopedia, Revised
Calcol
Calcol kal̀kol [Heb. kalkōl]; AV also CHALCOL (1 K. 4:31); NEB KALCOL. Mentioned in 1 K. 4:31 as one of the wise men with whom Solomon was compared. “Chalcol” is probably better orthography, since it is a genuine Canaanite name, appearing on some ivories at Megiddo, probably from the 13th cent. b.c.
Tyndale Bible Dictionary
Calcol
CALCOL One of Mahol’s three sons and a member of Judah’s tribe (1 Kgs 4:31, kjv “Chalcol”; 1 Chr 2:6). He and his brothers were noted for their wisdom and musical abilities.
Chalcol
CHALCOL* kjv spelling of Calcol, a man of wisdom, in 1 Kings 4:31. See Calcol.
The Wycliffe Bible Encyclopedia
Calcol
CALCOL. Variant of Chalcol (1 Kgs 4:31).A Judahite (1 Chr 2:6), one of several brothers, “sons of Mahol,” each of whom was celebrated for wisdom. In 1 Kgs 4:31 they are compared in wisdom with Solomon. Since the word māḥôl is elsewhere found as a musical term (Ps 149:3; 150:4), “sons of Mahol” may
Eerdmans Dictionary of the Bible
Calcol
Calcol (Heb. kalkōl)1. The grandson of Judah by his daughter-in-law Tamar and their son Zerah (1 Chr. 2:6).2. One of the sons of Mahol, which was probably the name of a guild of musicians. 1 Kgs. 4:31 (MT 5:11) compares Solomon favorably to Calcol, one of the four wisest men of his day.Paul L. Redditt
Eerdmans Bible Dictionary
Calcol
Calcol [kălˊkŏl] (Heb. kalkōl). A sage to whom King Solomon is compared (1 Kgs. 4:31; KJV “Chalcol”); he is probably the same as Calcol, the son of Zerah of the tribe of Judah, mentioned at 1 Chr. 2:6. He is included among the “sons of Mahol” (Heb. benê māḥôl; 1 Kgs. 4:31), perhaps a personal
Smith’s Bible Dictionary
Calcol
Cal´col (sustenance), a man of Judah, son or descendant of Zerah. 1 Chron. 2:6. Probably identical with Chalcol.
The New Unger’s Bible Dictionary
Calcol
CAL´COL (kalʹkol). One of the four sons of Mahol, who were famous for their wisdom before the time of Solomon (1 Kings 4:31), before 960 b.c. In 1 Chron. 2:6 he and his brothers are given as the sons of Zerah, of the tribe of Judah.
Easton’s Bible Dictionary
Calcol
Calcol(1 Chr. 2:6), sustenance, the same probably as Chalcol (1 Kings 4:31), one of the four sages whom Solomon excelled in wisdom; for “he was wiser than all men.”
Nelson’s New Illustrated Bible Dictionary
Calcol
CALCOL [KAL kahl] — a descendant of Judah (1 Chr. 2:6), also spelled Chalcol (1 Kin. 4:31).
See also
Relatives
Mahol Father
Heman Brother
Darda Brother
Zerah Relative
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