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Mahlah (descendant of Manasseh)
Dictionaries
The Lexham Bible Dictionary
Mahlah, Descendant of Manasseh
Mahlah, Descendant of Manasseh (מַחְלָה‎, machlah). A Manassite who was the son or daughter of Hammolecheth (1 Chr 7:18).
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
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).
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
Hammolecheth Mother
Ishhod Brother
Abiezer Brother
Gilead Uncle
Hepher Cousin
Helek Cousin
Iezer Cousin