Mahalalel (family of Perez)
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A Judahite of the family of Perez whose descendants settled in Jerusalem after the exile (Neh 11:4).
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MAHALALEL (PERSON) [Heb mahălalʾēl (מַהֲלַלְאֵל)]. Var. MAHALALEEL. 1. Son of Kenan, born when Kenan was 70 years old (Gen 5:12–17; cf. Luke 3:37). At 65 years of age, Mahalalel sired Jared, and lived a total of 895 years. Comparisons with the genealogy of Cain in Genesis 4 have related this name with
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MAHA´LALEL (ma-haʹla-lel; “praise of God”).1. The son of the patriarch Kenan, the grandson of Seth. Born when his father was 70, he himself became the father of Jared at the age of 65 and died when he was 895 (Gen. 5:12–17; 1 Chron. 1:2; both Mahalaleel, KJV; Luke 3:37, Maleleel, KJV, Mahalaleel, NASB).