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Nahalal

Nahalal, or Nahalal

(pasture ), one of the cities of Zebulun, given with its "suburbs" to the Merarite Levites. ( Joshua 21:35 ) It is the same which in ( Joshua 19:15 ) is inaccurately given in the Authorized Version as Nahallal, the Hebrew being in both cases identical. Elsewhere it is called NAHALOL. ( Judges 1:30 ) It is identified with the modern Malul , a village in the plain of Esdraelon.


Bibliography Information

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

NAHALAL

na'-hal-al (nachalal; Codex Vaticanus, Baithman; Codex Alexandrinus Naalol, and other forms):

A city in the territory of Zebulun assigned with its suburbs to the Merarite Levites, out of which the Canaanite inhabitants were not driven (Joshua 19:15, the King James Version (incorrectly) "Nahallal"; Joshua 21:35; Judges 1:30, "Nahalol"). In the Talmud Jerusalem (Meg., i.1) it is identified with Mahlul. This name might correspond either with `Ain Mahil, or with Ma`lul. The former lies about 3 1/2 miles Northeast of Nazareth on a hill near the eastern boundary of Zebulun. The latter is situated about 3 1/2 miles West of Nazareth, near the southern border of Zebulun. The change of "n" to "m" is not unusual.

W. Ewing


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