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Mahalath was the wife of Rehoboam and daughter of Jerimoth through Abihail the daughter of Eliab[1]. She bore him Jeush, Shemariah and Zaham[2].

Rehoboam loved his wife Maachah, her cousin more since she bore him many sons, while Mahalath was barren after her three births. This shows a similar conduct with Rachel and Leah's rivalry together, which occured the same with Mahalath and Maachah. This reveals that Christians shouldn't favour or be negligent on their spouses just because he/she can't do this or that, they should respect one another[3].


  1. 2 Chronicles 11:18 (Link)
  2. 2 Chronicles 11:19 (Link)
  3. Ephesians 5:33 (Link)