Macedonia to Malchus
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Extended land
Strong's #G3109, #G3110

Macedonia, with its capital city of Thessalonica, became a Roman province in 147 B.C. It was one of the primary provinces the Apostle Paul focused most of his evangelistic efforts. Cities in this area included Berea, Neapolis, Thessalonica, Nicopolis and Philippi.

Acts 16:9 - 12, 18:5, 19:21 - 29, 20:1, 3, Romans 15:26, 1Corinthians 16:5, 2Corinthians 1:16, 2:13, 7:5, 8:1, 9:2, 4, 11:9, 13:14, Philippians 4:15, 1Thessalonians 1:7 - 10, 1Timothy 1:3, Titus 3:15

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Sold, salesman
Strong's #H4353

Machir is the name of Manasseh's firstborn son, making him the grandson of Joseph. Machir's descendants, in the days of Moses, conquered the land of Gilead which is east of the Jordan River. They were ultimately assigned this land as part of their inheritance in the Promised Land and were also given Bashan in which to dwell.

Mephibosheth, crippled at the age of five by an accident, was the son of King David's close friend Jonathan and grandson of King Saul. He lived at the home of a man named Machir when David tracked him down in order to show him kindness after both Saul and Jonathan were killed in battle.

Genesis 50:23, Numbers 26:29, 27:1, 32:39 - 40, 36:1, Deuteronomy 3:15, Joshua 13:31, 17:1, 3, Judges 5:14, 2Samuel 9:4 - 5, 17:27, 1Chronicles 2:21, 23, 7:14 - 17

Fold, double, portion
Strong's #H4375

Located near Hebron (Mamre), the cave of Machpelah was initially purchased by Abraham as a burial location for his beloved wife Sarah.

The cave would also become his own burial location and that of his son Isaac and his wife Rebekah. Abraham's grandson Jacob (Israel) and his wife Leah are also buried at Machpelah.

Genesis 23:9 - 19, 25:9, 49:30, 50:13

Strong's #H4086

Madmen, an unknown location in Moabite territory, was prophecied to be destroyed by Jeremiah.

Jeremiah 48:2

Strong's #H4068

Madon was a city in Galilee whose king joined an unsuccessful alliance to fight Israel's army led by Joshua.

Joshua 11:1, 12:19

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Land of Gog
Strong's #H4031, #G3098

Magog is the name of one of Noah's grandsons through Japheth.

Gog, of the land of Magog, is prophecied to be one of the leaders who will use their military might to fight against the second coming of Jesus Christ.

Genesis 10:2, 1Chronicles 1:5, Ezekiel 38:2, 39:6, Revelation 20:8

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Double camp, two camps
Strong's #H4266

Mahanaim was a Levitical city within the tribe of Gad's inheritance in the Promised Land. The city was on the major north-south route, east of the Jordan River, called the King's Highway.

Genesis 32:2, Joshua 13:26, 30, 21:38, 2Samuel 2:8, 12, 29, 17:24, 27, 19:32, 1Kings 2:8, 4:14, 1Chronicles 6:80

Camp of Dan
Strong's #H4265

Located near Kirjathjearim, Mahanehdan was one of the places the tribe of Dan camped as they traveled north to attack the city of Laish (Leshem). After conquered Laish they rename it Dan.

Judges 18:12

Place of shepherds, herding
Strong's #H4719

Makkedah was given to the tribe of Judah as an inheritance in the Promised Land. It is the location where Joshua killed five allied Amorite kings who had fled the battlefield at Gibeon.

Joshua 10:10 - 29, 12:16, 15:41

My messenger, ministrative
Strong's #H4401

Malachi, one of the Minor Prophets, is the author of the Biblical book named after him. He gave prophecies regarding being prepared for God's Messenger (Jesus Christ). He additionally spoke against divorce, adultery, priestly neglect of duties and robbing the Eternal by not tithing.

Malachi 1:1

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King, kingdom
Strong's #G3124

Malchus was the High Priest's servant whose right ear Peter cut off at the time of Jesus' arrest in Gethsemane. The Lord miraculously reattached the ear and chided Peter for acting in such an impulsive and violent manner.

John 18:10

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