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(tehl-mee' luh) Place name meaning, “mound of salt.” Babylonian home of a group of Jews unable to demonstrate their lineage (Ezra 2:59; Nehemiah 7:61 ). Tel-Melah is perhaps Thelma of Ptolemy in the low salt tracts near the Persian Gulf.

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Butler, Trent C. Editor. Entry for 'Tel-Melah'. Holman Bible Dictionary.​dictionaries/​eng/​hbd/​t/tel-melah.html. 1991.