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(muh hay' luh lee ehl) KJV form of Mahalelel, a personal name meaning “God shines forth” or “praise God.” 1. Son of Kenan, father of Jared, and ancestor of Christ [ Genesis 5:12-17; 1 Chronicles 1:2; Luke 3:37 , Greek form Malaleel (M le le el) appears]. 2. Ancestor of a postexilic members of the tribes of Judah (Nehemiah 11:4 ).

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These dictionary topics are from the Holman Bible Dictionary, published by Broadman & Holman, 1991. All rights reserved. Used by permission of Broadman & Holman.

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Butler, Trent C. Editor. Entry for 'Mahalaleel'. Holman Bible Dictionary. 1991.

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