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Chelal
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The Lexham Bible Dictionary
Chelal, Son of Pahath-Moab
Chelal, Descendant of Pahath-Moab (כְּלָל‎, kelal). 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).
The Anchor Yale Bible Dictionary
Chelal (Person)
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
Baker Encyclopedia of the Bible
Chelal
Chelal. Pahath-moab’s son, who obeyed Ezra’s exhortation to divorce his pagan wife after the exile (Ezr 10:30).
The International Standard Bible Encyclopedia, Revised
Chelal
Chelal kḕlāl [Heb. kelāl]; NEB KELAL. One of the sons of Pahath-moab who had married foreign women during the Exile (Ezr. 10:30).
Tyndale Bible Dictionary
Chelal
CHELAL* Pahath-moab’s son, who obeyed Ezra’s exhortation to divorce his pagan wife after the exile (Ezr 10:30). Also spelled Kelal.
The Wycliffe Bible Encyclopedia
Chelal
CHELAL. One of the eight sons of Pahath-moab who were forced by Ezra to give up their foreign wives after their return from Captivity (Ezr 10:30).
Eerdmans Dictionary of the Bible
Chelal
Chelal (Heb. kĕlāl)A descendant of the Israelite Pahath-moab who had to send away his foreign wife when the covenant to abandon mixed marriages was made (Ezra 10:30).
Eerdmans Bible Dictionary
Chelal
Chelal [kēˊlăl] (Heb. kelāl “perfection”). One of the sons of the Israelite Pahath-moab who had to send away his foreign wife when the covenant to abandon mixed marriages was made (Ezra 10:30).
The New Unger’s Bible Dictionary
Chelal
CHE´LAL (keʹlal; “completion”), Ke´lal (NIV). One of the “sons” of Pahath-moab, who divorced his Gentile wife after the return from Babylon (Ezra 10:30), 456 b.c.
Nelson’s New Illustrated Bible Dictionary
Chelal
CHELAL [KEE lal] (completeness) — an Israelite who divorced his pagan wife after the Captivity (Ezra 10:30; Kelal, NIV).
International Standard Bible Encyclopedia
CHELAL
CHELAL<ke’-lal> (כְּלָל‎ [kelal], “perfection”): One of the [bene Pachath-Mo’abh] who took “strange wives” (Ezra 10:30).
See also
Relatives
Pahathmoab Father
Hasshub Brother
Mattaniah Brother
Manasseh Brother
Binnui Brother
Bezalel Brother
Benaiah Brother
Maaseiah Brother
Adna Brother