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Mahalalel in Biblical Hebrew
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The name Mahalalel in the Bible

There are two people called Mahalalel in the Bible:

  • The famous Mahalalel is the son of Kenan, the son of Enosh, the son of Seth, the third son of Adam and Eve after Cain and Abel (Genesis 5:12). Since this Mahalalel is an ancestor of Christ, he is mentioned in the Lucan genealogy (spelled Μαλελεηλ, Maleleel; Luke 3:37).
  • The lesser known Mahalalel is mentioned among the descendants of the famous Perez, the son of Judah, or so it seems (Nehemiah 11:4).

Etymology of the name Mahalalel

The name Mahalalel is a compilation of two elements, the second part being אל, the common abbreviation of Elohim, the genus God:

Abarim Publications Theological Dictionary

The first part of the name Mahalalel comes from the root group הלל (halal):

Abarim Publications Theological Dictionary

Mahalalel meaning

For a meaning of the name Mahalalel, both NOBSE Study Bible Name List and BDB Theological Dictionary read Praise Of God.

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