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Meaning: a lute; lyre

This is the name of 2 biblical women.

  1. Mahalath, daughter of Ishmael

    This daughter of Ishmael (son of Abraham) became the 3rd wife of Esau (Genesis 28:9). So the husband and wife are first cousins. Her father is Esau’s uncle. Ishamel is the son of Abraham and Hagar. Esau is the son of Isaac, son of Abraham and Sarah.

    Mahalath is also called Bashemath (Genesis 36:3).

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  2. Mahalath, daughter of Jerimoth

    Her father Jerimoth is one of King David's sons.

    She became one of King Rehoboam's wives (2 Chronicles 11:18). Rehoboam is a son of King Solomon and Naamah.

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Article Version: September 27, 2021