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Moladah
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The Lexham Bible Dictionary
Moladah
Moladah (מוֹלָדָה‎, moladah). A town assigned to the tribe of Simeon in the land of Judah (Josh 19:2; 1 Chr 4:28; compare Josh 15:26). Moladah was resettled after the exile (Neh 11:26).
The Anchor Yale Bible Dictionary
Moladah (Place)
MOLADAH (PLACE) [Heb môlādâ (מֹולָדָה)]. Settlement within the tribal territory of Simeon (Josh 19:2; 1 Chr 4:32), later incorporated into the Negeb district of Judah (Josh 15:26). The differences between the list in 1 Chronicles 4 and that of Josh 19:1–9 seem to be merely editorial in nature, suggesting
Baker Encyclopedia of the Bible
Moladah
Moladah. One of the cities belonging to Judah’s tribe (Jos 15:26), later assigned to Simeon (19:2; 1 Chr 4:28). The people of Judah resettled that area after the exile (Neh 11:26).Some consider Moladah identical to Malatha which became an Idumean fortress occupied by the Edomites (Josephus, Antiq. 18.6.2).
The International Standard Bible Encyclopedia, Revised
Moladah
Moladah mōʹlə-də [Heb môlāḏâ, perhaps < môleḏeṯ—‘offspring,’ ‘parentage’; Gk Mōlada]. A place in the Negeb, the southern desert of Palestine. According to Josh. 19:2 it belonged to the tribe of Simeon (cf. 1 Ch. 4:28). Josh. 15:26, however, assigns it to the territory of Judah in a list that
Tyndale Bible Dictionary
Moladah
MOLADAH One of the cities belonging to Judah’s tribe (Jos 15:26), later assigned to Simeon (Jos 19:2; 1 Chr 4:28). The people of Judah resettled that area after the exile (Neh 11:26).Some consider Moladah identical to Malatha, which became an Idumean fortress occupied by the Edomites (Josephus’s Antiquities
The HarperCollins Bible Dictionary (Revised and Updated)
Moladah
Moladah (moh´luh-duh), a town assigned to Judah (Josh. 15:26), specifically allocated to Simeon (19:2), and located near Beer-sheba. It was also resettled in postexilic times (Neh. 11:26). Location of the site is unknown. Proposals include Khirbet el-Waten, eight miles east of Beer-sheba, and Tell-Malkhata,
The Wycliffe Bible Encyclopedia
Moladah
MOLADAH. A town in the Negeb of Judah (Josh 15:26), mentioned among the settlements of Simeon (Josh 19:2; 1 Chr 4:28). It was also occupied during the Persian period (Neh 11:26). The usual identification had been with Tell el-Milh\ (now considered to be the site of Bronze Age Arad), 12 miles E of Beer-sheba.
The New Bible Dictionary, Third Edition
Moladah
MOLADAH. A town of Simeon in the Negeb near Beersheba (Jos. 15:26; 19:2; 1 Ch. 4:28). Occupied by returning Judahite exiles (Ne. 11:26), it was later turned into an Idumean fortress. The site is not clearly identified. Tell el-Milḥ, SE of Beersheba, has regularly been identified with Moladah, but this
Eerdmans Dictionary of the Bible
Moladah
Moladah (Heb. môlāḏâ)A place or city in the Negeb near Beer-sheba, first assigned to Judah (Josh. 15:26), described as lying toward the boundary of Edom, then assigned to Simeon (Josh. 19:2; cf. 1 Chr. 4:28). It was reoccupied by returning exiles (Neh. 11:26). The only mention of the site outside
Eerdmans Bible Dictionary
Moladah
Moladah [mŏlˊə də] (Heb. môlāḏâ “childbearing, parentage”). A town in the tribal territory of Simeon (Josh. 19:2; 1 Chr. 4:28), apparently later reckoned among the territory of Judah (Josh. 15:26). It was resettled after the Exile (Neh. 11:26). Its location is unknown, but both modern Khirbet
The Archaeological Encyclopedia of the Holy Land
Molada
MOLADA A town in the Negev of Judah (Josh. 15:26) and of Simeon (Josh. 19:2), in the vicinity of ‘Beer-Sheba’. One of the places resettled after the Restoration (Neh. 11:26). The identification of this place is problematic. Some suggest identifying it with Molatha in Idumea, mentioned by Josephus (18:147),
Smith’s Bible Dictionary
Moladah
Mol´adah (birth, race), a city of Judah, one of those which lay in the district of “the south.” Josh. 15:26; 19:2. In the latter tribe it remained at any rate till the reign of David, 1 Chron. 4:28, but by the time of the captivity it seems to have come back into the hands of Judah, by whom it was reinhabited
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