(muh hay' luh lee ehl) KJV form of Mahalelel, a personal name meaning “God shines forth” or “praise God.” 1. Son of Kenan, father of Jared, and ancestor of Christ [Genesis 5:12-17;
1 Chronicles 1:2;
Luke 3:37, Greek form Malaleel (M le le el) appears]. 2. Ancestor of a postexilic members of the tribes of Judah (Nehemiah 11:4).
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Butler, Trent C. Editor.. "Entry for 'MAHALALEEL'". "Holman Bible Dictionary".