In addition, Esau later married Mahalath daughter of Ishmael (Gen.
Mahalath daughter of Ishmael Basemath daughter of Ishmael RASHI'S APPROACH (THREE WIVES)
(1) He further identifies Basemath daughter of Ishmael with Mahalath daughter of Ishmael, so named because Esau's sins received forgiveness (mehilah) (2) when he married her.
(24) After describing Jacob's flight to Haran, Sefer ha-Yashar notes that Esau married Mahalath daughter of Ishmael.
Sefer ha-Yashar does not seem to address the discrepancy concerning this daughter of Ishmael, but it is a reasonable guess that the book's author assumed that Mahalath daughter of Ishmael and Basemath daughter of Ishmael were one and the same.
(63) Other famous polygamous men from the Genesis narrative include Abraham (married to Sarah, and later, Hagar the concubine (64)), Abraham's brother Nahor (married to Milcah and his concubine Reumah (65)), Jacob (married to Leah and Rachel, along with the concubines Bilhah and Zilpah), Esau (married to Judith, Basemath, Mahalath
, Adah, and Oholibamah), and Esau's son Eliphaz.
Although censure is not the only conceivable explanation for anonymity, it makes sense also with Potiphar's wife in Genesis 39 and contrasts with many major and minor female characters who are named in Genesis: Eve (Genesis 1-4), Adah wife of Lamech (4:19-23), Zillah (4:19-23), Namah (4:19-23), Milcah (11:29, 22:20-23, 24:15-47), Sarai/Sarah (17-18, 20-21, 23-25, 49), Hagar (16, 21, 25), Rebekah (24-29, 35, 49), Keturah (25), Judith (26:34), Basemath (26:34, 36:3-17), Mahalath
(28:9), Rachel (29-31, 33, 35, 46, 48), Leah (29-31, 33-35, 46, 49), Bilhah (29-30, 35, 37, 46), Zilpah (29-30, 35, 37, 46), Dinah (30, 34, 46), Adah wife of Esau (36:6-16), Oholibamah (36:2-41), Timnah (38:12-14), Mehetabel (36:39), Tamar (14, 38), and Asenath (41, 46).
Arthur's sister, Mahalath, was my paternal grandmother, hence my father and I carrying Arthur's name.
I'd be fascinated to hear from L J Jenkins if he has more information because even if David isn't interested in his Welsh roots, I am - and with a grandmother called Mahalath, who can blame me!
Former central bank governor Soukanh Mahalath
succeeded Boungnang as finance minister, a parliamentary official told Kyodo News by telephone from Vientiane.
''Management of foreign currencies is still weak...Enforcement of regulations on foreign currency circulation is not strict,'' said Soukan Mahalath
, one of the 49 central committee members during the party's seventh congress which started Monday.
Minister of Finance....................Soukanh Mahalath