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Also spelled “Kelal.” A member of the family of Pahath-Moab in the postexilic Jewish community. Chelal was listed among those who agreed to Ezra’s demand to divorce his foreign wife (Ezra 10:30).
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CHELAL (PERSON) [Heb kĕlāl (כְּלָל)]. A descendant of Pahathmoab and one of the returned exiles who was required by Ezra to divorce his foreign wife (Ezra 10:30). His name does not appear in the parallel list in 1 Esdr 9:31. While the etymology of the name “Chelal” is not certain, it is probably derived
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