Mahlah

Mahlah [N] [H] [S]

disease, one of the five daughters of Zelophehad ( Numbers 27:1-11 ) who had their father's inheritance, the law of inheritance having been altered in their favour.

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M.G. Easton M.A., D.D., Illustrated Bible Dictionary, Third Edition,
published by Thomas Nelson, 1897. Public Domain, copy freely.

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Bibliography Information

Easton, Matthew George. "Entry for Mahlah". "Easton's Bible Dictionary". .

Mahlah [N] [E] [S]

Mahli
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Bibliography Information

Hitchcock, Roswell D. "Entry for 'Mahlah'". "An Interpreting Dictionary of Scripture Proper Names". . New York, N.Y., 1869.

Mahlah [N] [E] [H]

(disease ), the eldest of the five daughters of Zelophehad the grandson of Manasseh. ( Numbers 27:1-11 )


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[E] indicates this entry was also found in Easton's Bible Dictionary
[H] indicates this entry was also found in Hitchcock's Bible Names

Bibliography Information

Smith, William, Dr. "Entry for 'Mahlah'". "Smith's Bible Dictionary". . 1901.

MAHLAH

ma'-la (machlah "sickness" or "song," etymology doubtful):

(1) Eldest of Zelophehad's 5 daughters (Numbers 26:33; 27:1). As Zelophehad, grandson of Manasseh, had no sons, the daughters successfully claimed their father's inheritance. The law was altered in their favor on condition that they married into their father's tribe. They agreed and married their cousins (Numbers 36:11). The whole chapter should be read and compared with Joshua 17:3, because the decision became a precedent.

(2) Another (the King James Version "Mahalah"), same Hebrew name as above, daughter of Hammoleketh, grand-daughter of Manasseh (1 Chronicles 7:18).

Henry Wallace


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Bibliography Information
Orr, James, M.A., D.D. General Editor. "Entry for 'MAHLAH'". "International Standard Bible Encyclopedia". 1915.