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Bible Encyclopedias

Cyclopedia of Biblical, Theological and Ecclesiastical Literature

Hammoleketh

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(Heb. hamn-Mole'keth, הִמֹּלֶכֶת , which is the art. prefixed to מֹלֶכֶת, mnle'keth, fem. part. ="the Queen;" Sept. Μαλεχέφ,Vulg. translates regina), a woman introduced in the genealogies of Manasseh as daughter of Machir and sister of Gilead (1 Chronicles 7:17-18), and as having among her three children Abi-ezer, from whose family sprang the great judge Gideon. B.C. prob. between 1874 and 1658. The Targum translates the name by דַּ מְלָכִת, who reigned. The Jewish tradition, as preserved by Kimchi in his commentary on the passage, is that "she used to reign over a portion of the land which belonged to Gilead," and that for that reason her lineage has been preserved. Smith, s.v. (See HAMMELECH).

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McClintock, John. Strong, James. Entry for 'Hammoleketh'. Cyclopedia of Biblical, Theological and Ecclesiastical Literature. https://www.studylight.org/encyclopedias/eng/tce/h/hammoleketh.html. Harper & Brothers. New York. 1870.

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