(Malʹluch) [reigning, or, perhaps, counselor].
1. A Merarite Levite and a forefather of the Levitical singer Ethan.—1 Chron. 6:44-47.
2. One of the priests accompanying Zerubbabel when the Jews returned from Babylonian exile.—Neh. 12:1, 2, 7.
3. An Israelite “of the sons of Bani” among those who had accepted foreign wives but who sent them away in the days of Ezra.—Ezra 10:29, 44.
4. An Israelite “of the sons of Harim” among those who had taken foreign wives but who dismissed them in Ezra’s time.—Ezra 10:31, 32, 44.
5. One of the priests, or a forefather of one, attesting by seal the “trustworthy arrangement” made in Nehemiah’s day.—Neh. 9:38–10:4.
6. An Israelite, one of the heads of the people, whose descendant, if not himself, attested the “trustworthy arrangement” made in the time of Nehemiah.—Neh. 9:38; 10:1, 14, 27.