(muhl' cuh) Personal name meaning, “queen.” Abraham's niece and the wife of Nahor, the patriarch's brother. She bore eight sons, one of whom was Bethuel, Rebekah's father (Genesis 11:29;
Genesis 24:15). 2. One of five daughters of Zelophehad (Numbers 26:33), left without support after the death of their father. They pled their case before Moses for an inheritance as a son would receive. In a landmark ruling for Israel, God commanded Moses to give each of the daughters an inheritance from their father's estate (Numbers 27:1-8);
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