And they had in their inheritance Beersheba, or Sheba, and Moladah,
And at Jeshua, and at Moladah, and at Bethphelet,
Hastings' Dictionary of the Bible
MOLADAH. A city reckoned to Judah in Joshua 15:26 , and to Simeon in Joshua 19:2 , 1 Chronicles 4:28 . It is in no way related to Tell el-Milh , ‘hill of salt,’ with which Robinson and others have identified it. Probably it lay near Beersheba, but the site has not been recovered.
Easton's Bible Dictionary
Birth, a city in the south of Judah which fell to Simeon (Joshua 15:21-26 ; 19:2 ). It has been identified with the modern el-Milh, 10 miles east of Beersheba.
Fausset's Bible Dictionary
A city in southern Judah, next Edom (Joshua 15:26), given to Simeon (Joshua 19:2; 1 Chronicles 4:28). It reverted to Judah after the captivity (Nehemiah 11:25-26). Now Khirbet el Milh, a ruin with two wells, one dry, the other with water at a depth of more than 40 ft. On the road from Petra to Hebron, ten miles E. of Beersheba.
Holman Bible Dictionary
(moh lay' duh) Place name meaning, “generation.” City near Beersheba in southern Judah assigned both to Judah (Joshua 15:26 ) and to Simeon (Joshua 19:2 ), perhaps reflecting the political realities of different times or the dependence of Simeon on Judah. The similarity to the name Molid suggests that Moladah was a Jerahmeelite settlement (1 Samuel 27:10 ; 1 Chronicles 2:29 ). The city was among those repopulated by Jews returning from Exile (Nehemiah 11:26 ). Moladah is perhaps identical to the Edomite village of Malathah which served as a retreat for Herod Agrippa I. Various sites have been proposed: khirbet Kuseifeh twelve miles east of Beersheba; tell el-Milh southeast of Beersheba; and khereibet el-Waten east of Beersheba.
Morrish Bible Dictionary
City in the south of Judah: it was inhabited on the return from exile. Joshua 15:26 ; Joshua 19:2 ; 1 Chronicles 4:28 ; Nehemiah 11:26 . Identified by some with the ruins at Tell el Milh, 31 13' N, 35 1' E .
Hitchcock's Bible Names
- (gathering place ), a city in the south of Judah named with Shema and Moladah
in ( Joshua 15:26 ) only
- It has been identified with the ruins of Saweh, half-way between Beersheba and Moladah
- The similarity to the name Molid suggests that Moladah
was a Jerahmeelite settlement (1 Samuel 27:10 ; 1 Chronicles 2:29 ). Moladah
is perhaps identical to the Edomite village of Malathah which served as a retreat for Herod Agrippa I
- A town in Simeon, mentioned between Beer-sheba and Moladah
. Shema is named next to Moladah
in Joshua 15:26, and is probably identical with this Sheba
- " Robinson identifies it as on the hill Tel Arad between Moladah
- Ezekiel 47:17 ; 48:1 ...
HAZAB GADDAH (village of fortune ), one of the towns in the southern district of Judah, ( Joshua 15:27 ) named between Moladah
- But Conder (Palestine Exploration, January 1875) identifies Sheba with Tell el Seba, two miles of Beersheba, and on the line to Moladah
(Joshua 19:2); its well is a quarter of a mile W