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Mahlah (daughter of Zelophehad)
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The Lexham Bible Dictionary
Mahlah, Daughter of Zelophehad
Mahlah, Daughter of Zelophehad (מַחְלָה‎, machlah). The first of the daughters of Zelophehad who, with her sisters, appealed to Moses for her inheritance since their father had no sons (Num 26:33; 27:1–11; 36:1–12; Josh 17:3–6). Zelophehad’s daughters were required to marry within their clan to keep ancestral
Zelophehad, Daughters of
Zelophehad, Daughters of Five sisters—Mahlah, Noah, Hoglah, Milcah, and Tirzah—who appear in Num 26:33; 27:1–11; 36:1–12; Josh 17:3–6; 1 Chr 7:15. In each case, they are of the tribe of Manasseh.
The Anchor Yale Bible Dictionary
Mahlah (Person)
MAHLAH (PERSON) [Heb maḥlâ (מַחְלָה)]. Two persons in the Hebrew Bible bear this name.1. The first of Zelophehad’s five daughters (Num 26:33; 27:1; 36:11; Josh 17:3). Although the etymology of the name is not certain, it has been suggested that it meant “the weak one” (Newman IDB 3: 227). Mahlah always
Baker Encyclopedia of the Bible
Mahalah
Mahalah. kjv rendering of Mahlah, Hammolecheth’s son, in 1 Chronicles 7:18.See Mahlah #2.
Mahlah
Mahlah. 1. Manassite and one of Zelophedah’s five daughters. She, with her sisters, appealed to Moses to work out an arrangement that would allow them to retain their inheritance in spite of having no brothers (Nm 26:33; 27:1; 36:11; Jos 17:3).2. Hammolecheth’s son from Manasseh’s tribe (1 Chr 7:18,
The International Standard Bible Encyclopedia, Revised
Mahlah
1. The oldest of the five daughters of Zelophehad of the tribe of Manasseh (Nu. 26:33; 27:1; 36:11; Josh. 17:3). Because their father had no sons, they petitioned Moses that they be allowed to claim the family inheritance (Nu. 27:1–4). Their request was granted, on the condition that they marry within
Mahlah
Mahlah mäʹlə [Heb. maḥlâ—‘sickness’ or ‘weakness’ (?)]; AV, NEB, also MAHALAH (1 Ch. 7:18).
Tyndale Bible Dictionary
Mahalah
MAHALAH* kjv rendering of Mahlah, Hammoleketh’s son, in 1 Chronicles 7:18. See Mahlah #2.
Mahlah
MAHLAH1. Manassite; one of Zelophehad’s five daughters. She, with her sisters, appealed to Moses to work out an arrangement that would allow them to retain their inheritance in spite of having no brothers (Nm 26:33; 27:1; 36:11; Jos 17:3).2. Hammoleketh’s son from Manasseh’s tribe (1 Chr 7:18).
The HarperCollins Bible Dictionary (Revised and Updated)
Mahlah
Mahlah (mah´luh).1 One of the daughters of Zelophehad of the tribe of Manasseh. She and her sisters appealed to Moses and won the right to inherit their father’s property, since he had died with no male heirs (Num. 27:1–5; Josh. 17:3). Their appeal led to a statutory ordinance that allowed women the
The Wycliffe Bible Encyclopedia
Mahlah
MAHLAH1. The eldest of five daughters of Zelophehad. Because her father, a descendant of Joseph’s son Manasseh, had no sons, she and her sisters successfully claimed their father’s inheritance by marrying their uncle’s sons (Num 26:33; 27:1; 36:11).2. Another descendant of Manasseh whose mother’s name
Eerdmans Dictionary of the Bible
Mahlah
Mahlah (Heb. maḥlâ)1. One of the daughters of Zelophehad for whom special provision was made to allow inheritance (Num. 26:33; 27:1; 36:11; Josh. 17:3). She may be the eponymous ancestor of a clan or town in Manasseh.2. A son or daughter of Hammolecheth of the tribe of Manasseh (1 Chr. 7:18).
Zelophehad’s
Zelophehad’s (Heb. ṣĕlop̱ĕḥāḏ) DaughtersThe daughters of Zelophehad, of the tribe of Manasseh, who petition Moses for inheritance of their father’s property (Num. 27:1–11). The petition is notable because elsewhere in the Bible property went to surviving male relatives (Deut. 21:15–17; Ruth 4:3;
Smith’s Bible Dictionary
Mahalah
Ma´halah (disease), one of the three children of Hammoleketh the sister of Gilead. 1 Chron. 7:18.
Mahlah
Mah´lah (disease), the eldest of the five daughters of Zelophehad the grandson of Manasseh. Num. 27:1–11.
The New Unger’s Bible Dictionary
Mahlah
MAH´LAH (maʹla; “disease”).1. The eldest of the five daughters of Zelophehad, of the tribe of Manasseh, who married among their kindred and so kept their inheritance (Num. 26:33; 27:1; 36:11; Josh. 17:3).2. The name of a child, whether son or daughter is uncertain, of Hammolecheth, the sister of Gilead,
Easton’s Bible Dictionary
Mahlah
Mahlahdisease, one of the five daughters of Zelophehad (Num. 27:1–11) who had their father’s inheritance, the law of inheritance having been altered in their favour.
See also
Relatives
Zelophehad Father
Noah Sister
Milcah Sister
Tirzah Sister
Hoglah Sister
Hepher Grandfather