מַחֲלֹ֫קֶת noun feminine division, course (almost wholly Chronicles) — ׳מ absolute
[1Chr 27:1]; [1Chr 27:2] construct [1Chr 27:4] suffix מַחֲלֻקְתּוֺ [1Chr 27:2] + 14 t. [1Chr 27] absolute מַחְלְקוֺת [1Chr 23:6] + 6 t. Chronicles + [1Sam 23:28] (see below); construct id. [1Chr 26:12] + 5 t. Chronicles + [Neh 11:36] suffix מַחְלְקוֺתֵיכֶם [2Chr 35:4] מַחְלְקוֺתֵיהֶם [2Chr 31:16]; [2Chr 31:17] מַחְלְקוֺתָם [1Chr 24:1] + 3 t. in Chronicles; מַחְלְקֹתָם [Josh 11:23]; [Josh 12:7]; [Josh 18:10]; [Ezek 48:29] —
1. division, part, of land assigned to the several tribes of Israel
[Josh 11:23]; [Josh 12:7] ( both D) [Josh 18:10] (J E; others, divisions of Israel, but see) [Ezek 48:29].
2. techn. term of organization of priests and Levites (late),
[1Chr 23:6]; [1Chr 24:1]; [1Chr 26:1]; [1Chr 26:12]; [1Chr 26:19]; [2Chr 8:14] (twice in verse); [2Chr 31:2] (twice in verse); [2Chr 35:4]; [2Chr 35:10]; [Neh 11:36] + 25 t. in Chronicles, + (of royal officials) [1Chr 28:1] — סֶלַע הַמַּחְלְקוֺת proper name [1Sam 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.
The Brown-Driver-Briggs Hebrew and English Lexicon
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