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(may huh lath) Personal name meaning, “dance” or “sickness” and a term used in the superscriptions of Psalm 53:1 ; Psalm 88:1 . 1 . Granddaughter of Abraham and daughter of Ishmael who married Esau (Genesis 28:9 ). 2 . Granddaughter of David and wife of King Rehoboam (2 Chronicles 11:18 ). 3 . In Psalms perhaps a choreographic instruction; the second element in the composite term mahalath-leannoth (maw h lawth-l uhn nuhth) perhaps refers to an antiphonal performance by two groups answering and responding to each other (Psalm 88:1 ).

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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 'Mahalath'. Holman Bible Dictionary. 1991.

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