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mel-ki-as (Codex Vaticanus, Melcheias, Codex Vaticanus (b), Codex Alexandrinus, Melchias):

Name of three men who had taken "strange wives":

(1) 1 Esdras 9:26 = "Malchijah" (Ezra 10:25).

(2) 1 Esdras 9:32 = "Malchijah" (Ezra 10:31).

(3) One of those who stood at Ezra's left hand when the law was read (1 Esdras 9:44) = "Malchijah" (Nehemiah 8:4), possibly identical with (1) or (2).

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