Word Summary
machaloqeth: division, course
Original Word: מַחֲלֹקֶת
Transliteration: machaloqeth
Phonetic Spelling: (makh-al-o'-keth)
Part of Speech: Noun Feminine
Short Definition: division, course
Meaning: division, course
Strong's Concordance
company, course, division, portion

From chalaq; a section (of Levites, people or soldiers) -- company, course, division, portion. See also Cela' ham-machlqowth.

see HEBREW chalaq

see HEBREW Cela' ham-machlqowth


H4256. machaloqeth

מַחֲלֹ֫קֶתnoun feminine division, course (almost wholly Chronicles) — ׳מ‎ absolute 1 Chronicles 27:1-2, construct 27:4; suffix מַחֲלֻקְתּוֺ27:2 14t. 1 Chronicles 27; absolute מַחְלְקוֺת23:6 6t. Chronicles + 1 Samuel 23:28 (see below); construct id. 1 Chronicles 26:12 5t. Chronicles + Nehemiah 11:36; suffix מַחְלְקוֺתֵיכֶם2 Chronicles 35:4; מַחְלְקוֺתֵיהֶם31:16-17, מַחְלְקוֺתָם1 Chronicles 24:1 3t. in Chronicles; מַחְלְקֹתָםJoshua 11:23; 12:7; 18:10; Ezekiel 48:29; —

1 division, part, of land assigned to the several tribes of Israel Joshua 11:23; 12:7 ( both D) 18:10 (J E; others, divisions of Israel, but see) Ezekiel 48:29.

2 techn. term of organization of priests and Levites (late), 1 Chronicles 23:6; 24:1; 26:1, 12, 19; 2 Chronicles 8:14 (twice in verse); 31:2 (twice in verse); 35:4, 10; Nehemiah 11:36 25t. in Chronicles, + (of royal officials) 1 Chronicles 28:1הַמַּחְלְקוֺת סֶלַע‎ proper name 1 Samuel 23:28 was popularly connected with this √, = rock of divisions, where Saul and David parted from neighbourhood of each other (Dr) so Vrss Th and others; Bö Klo, where their forces lay divided from each other; originally connection was perhaps with II. חלק‎, smooth, slippery; Ges De W Ke and others explanation here as rock of escapes, but this meaning for חלק‎ dubious.