Mahalalel

Mahalalel
Spouse Dinah (cousin)
Children Jared
more sons and daughters
Parents Kenan and unknown woman (Mualelet)
Relatives Enosh (grandfather)

Mahalalel, Mahalaleel, or Mihlaiel Arabic: مهلائيل‎ Hebrew מהללאל was a patriarch named in the Hebrew Bible.

Family

Mahalalel was a son of Kenan, son of Enos, son of Seth, son of Adam in the Old Testament of the Bible. He was also the father of Jared and the grandfather of Enoch II.

Although Mahalalel's wife is not named in the Bible, her name in the Book of Jubilees is Dinah; she was Mahalalel's cousin and mother of Jared.

He appears in the Book of Genesis 5:12-17, and according to the book, he lived 895 years, placing him eighth in the records for the unusually long lifespans for the antediluvian patriarchs.

Later references to Mahalalel include 1 Chronicles 1:1, Jubilees 4:14–15 and Gospel of Luke 3:37. Enoch’s first dream vision in 1 Enoch 83 recounts the dream that Enoch had in the house of Mahalalel his grandfather, and which Mahalalel explains to him.

Allusions

The pet cat that comes to the manor in the storm in Joyce Carol Oates's novel Bellefleur is named Mahalaleel.


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