(mihl' uh lawee) Personal name meaning, “eloquent.” Musician participating in Nehemiah's dedication of the wall (Nehemiah 12:36). The earliest Greek translation lacks the name, prompting some to suggest a scribal corruption due to repeating the following name (Gilalai). The shorter Greek text may, however, result from omission due to the scribe skipping to a word with a similar ending.
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Butler, Trent C. Editor.. "Entry for 'MILALAI'". "Holman Bible Dictionary".