Mahli (grandson of Levi)
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The ancestor of the Mahlites. He should not be confused with Mahli, son of Mushi from 1 Chr 6:47, who was a nephew of the Mahli described here.
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The Lexham Bible Dictionary
The Anchor Yale Bible Dictionary
MAHLI (PERSON) [Heb maḥlı̂ (מַחְלִי)]. A personal name whose suggested sources of derivation include Ar miḥalun, “cunning, cleverness” (IPN, 24), Heb ḥlh, “be weak, sick” (HDB 3: 214; KB, 513), Aram ḥlʾ (or maybe ḥly), “sweet, pleasant,” and SW Ar ḥlw, “gift, spice” (both noted but not advocated
Baker Encyclopedia of the Bible
Mahli. 1. Merari’s son and Levi’s grandson (Ex 6:19, kjv Mahali; Nm 3:20; 1 Chr 6:19, 29; 23:21; 24:26, 28; Ezr 8:18), and the founder of the Mahlite family (Nm 3:33; 26:58). The Mahlites, along with the other families of Merari, were appointed to carry the frames of the tabernacle and the pillars of
The International Standard Bible Encyclopedia, Revised
Tyndale Bible Dictionary
MAHLI1. Merari’s son and Levi’s grandson (Ex 6:19; Nm 3:20; 1 Chr 6:19, 29; 23:21; 24:26–28; Ezr 8:18), and the founder of the Mahlite family (Nm 3:33; 26:58). The Mahlites, along with the other families of Merari, were appointed to carry the frames of the tabernacle and the pillars of the court (Nm
The HarperCollins Bible Dictionary (Revised and Updated)
Mahli (mah´li).1 A Levite who was the son of Merari and brother of Mushi. He is mentioned in the genealogy of Exod. 6:19 as well as in various lists of levitical families (cf. 1 Chron. 6:19, 29; 23:21; 24:26; Ezra 8:18). He was the ancestor of the Mahlites, who had specific responsibilities in the operation
The Wycliffe Bible Encyclopedia
MAHLI1. A son of Merari and grandson of Levi (Ex 6:19; Num 3:20; 1 Chr 6:19, 29; 23:21; 24:26; Ezr 8:18). He founded a tribal family (Num 3:33; 26:58). His grandsons married their cousins, apparently to prevent the extinction of any of the family name (1 Chr 23:22).2. A son of Mushi, Mahli’s brother,
The New Bible Dictionary, Third Edition
MAHLI (Heb. maḥlî, ‘weak’, ‘sickly’). 1. Eldest son of Merari and grandson of Levi (Ex. 6:19, av ‘Mahali’; Nu. 3:20; 1 Ch. 6:19, 29; 23:21; 24:26, 28; Ezr. 8:18). His descendants are mentioned in Nu. 3:33; 26:58. 2. The son of Mushi, another son of Merari (1 Ch. 6:47; 23:23; 24:30); therefore nephew
Eerdmans Dictionary of the Bible
Smith’s Bible Dictionary
The New Unger’s Bible Dictionary
MAH´LI (maʹli; “weak, sickly”).1. The eldest son of Merari and grandson of Levi (Ex. 6:19; Num. 3:20; 1 Chron. 6:19; 23:21; 24:26; Ezra 8:18). He had three sons, named Libni (1 Chron. 6:29), Eleazar, and Kish (23:21; 24:28), and his descendants were called Mahlites (Num. 3:33; 26:58).2. A son of Mushi,