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MELCHIAS. KJV Apoc. form of Malchijah.

International Standard Bible Encyclopedia (1915)

(Codex Vaticanus, Melcheias, Codex Vaticanus (b), Codex Alexandrinus, Melchias): Name of three men who had taken "strange wives":

(1) 1 Esdras 9:26 = "Malchijah" (Ezr 10:25).

(2) 1 Esdras 9:32 = "Malchijah" (Ezr 10:31).

(3) One of those who stood at Ezra’s left hand when the law was read (1 Esdras 9:44) = "Malchijah" (Ne 8:4), possibly identical with (1) or (2).