Melka (Biblical) bint Madai

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Melka (Biblical) bint Madai (.)

Also Known As: "Milka"
Birthplace: East of Eden
Death: (Date and location unknown)
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Daughter of Madai . and (Female) .
Wife of Kenan / Cainan .
Mother of Azarad . and Malakh
Half sister of Ian / Yan; Medes / Medi; Achon .; Zeelo .; Chazoni . and 1 other

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About Melka (Biblical) bint Madai

According to the Book of Jubilees (10:35-36), Madai had married a daughter of Shem, and preferred to live among Shem's descendants, rather than dwell in Japheth's allotted inheritance beyond the Black Sea; so he begged his brothers-in-law, Elam, Asshur and Arphaxad, until he finally received from them the land that was named after him, Media.

  • ** Another line in Jubilees (8:5) states that a daughter of Madai named Milcah (Aramaic: Melkâ) married Cainan, who is an ancestor of Abraham also mentioned in older versions of Genesis.

Medos (Μηδος), and his mother Medea, were also reckoned to be the ancestors of the Medes in classical Greek mythical history. Christian scholars have proposed linking Hebrew Madai and Greek Medos since at least the time of Isidore of Seville [Etym 9.2.28], ca. 600 AD.

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Melka (Biblical) bint Madai's Timeline

East of Eden
Age 77
Eber, Chaldeas