​​Milkah מִלְכָּ֔ה in the Bible means “counsel.”

The first Milkah was the wife of Nahor, Abraham’s brother. See Genesis 11:29 and 22:20.

She was the grandmother of beautiful Rebekah who married Isaac, the long-awaited promised son of Abraham.

The next Milkah was the daughter of Zelophehad. Numbers 26:33 and 27:11.

She and her sisters — Mahlah, Noah, Hoglah, and Tirzah — won the right for daughters to inherit their father’s land.

Numbers 27:7 – “Zelophehad’s daughters are right.”

Which one do you think is Milkah?

Iris Wexler created this painting and gave her gracious permission to post this photo. See more of her work online.


3 Responses to Milkah

  1. Nancy Ragatz October 8, 2018 at 8:07 PM #

    Interesting! I love the picture!!

  2. Iris Wexler November 4, 2018 at 3:27 PM #

    Thanks you Nancy Ragatz

    I drew the picture because of an experience I underwent in the rabbinate in Israel after the death of my father, I arrived with my two brothers and my mother to release the inheritance favor my mother. The rabbi did not allow me to enter the discussion because the inheritance belonged to boys only

  3. Nancy November 4, 2018 at 4:08 PM #

    Wow! Doubly interesting!!!

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