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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).
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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
The International Standard Bible Encyclopedia, Revised
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
The Wycliffe Bible Encyclopedia
Eerdmans Dictionary of the Bible
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
Smith’s Bible Dictionary
The New Unger’s Bible Dictionary
Easton’s Bible Dictionary