A family name.
(1) A non-priestly family that returned from captivity with Zerubbabel (Ezra 2:32; Nehemiah 7:35); mentioned among those who married foreign wives (Ezra 10:31); also mentioned among those who renewed the covenant (Nehemiah 10:27).
(2) A priestly family returning with Zerubbabel (Ezra 2:39; Nehemiah 7:42; 12:3,15 (see REHUM)); members of this family covenanted to put away their foreign wives (Ezra 10:21; Nehemiah 10:5). A family of this name appears as the third of the priestly courses in the days of David and Solomon (1 Chronicles 24:8).
(3) In Nehemiah 3:11 is mentioned Malchijah, son of Harim, one of the wall-builders. Which family is here designated is uncertain.
W. N. Stearns
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