(mal' luhk) Personal name meaning, “being king.” 1. Ancestor of a Levitical singer in Solomon's Temple (1 Chronicles 6:44); 2. Priest who returned from Exile with Zerubbabel (Nehemiah 12:2, perhaps identical with the Malluchi of
Nehemiah 12:14); 3.-6. Four contemporaries of Ezra, two men with foreign wives (Ezra 10:29,Ezra 10:32) and a priest (Nehemiah 10:4) and layperson (Nehemiah 10:27) who witnessed the covenant renewal. Some of the above may refer to the same person.
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