🔼The name Malluch in the Bible
There are six different individuals named Malluch in the Bible:
- A descendant of Levi through Merari (1 Chronicles 6:44)
- One of the sons of Bani, who had married foreign wives and who divorced them during the purge of Ezra (Ezra 10:29).
- One of the sons of Harim who did the same thing (Ezra 10:32).
- Two of the signers of the sealed document (Nehemiah 10:4 and 10:27)
- One of the priests who traveled with Zerubbabel from Babylon back to Israel (Nehemiah 12:2). This is possibly (but not necessarily) the same man as the Malluchi mentioned in Nehemiah 12:14, and may also be the same as either of the previous two.
🔼Etymology of the name Malluch
The name Malluch is one of many derived from the noun מלך (melek), meaning king:
For a meaning of the name Malluch, both NOBSE Study Bible Name List and Jones' Dictionary of Old Testament Proper Names read Reigning. BDB Theological Dictionary doesn't interpret this name but does list it under the noun מלך (melek), meaning king.