Mal'chiel (Heb. Malkiel', מִלכַּיאֵל, king of God; Sept. Μελχιήλ), the second of the two sons of Beriah, son of Asher (Ge 46:17); he became the "father" (? founder) of Birzavith (1Ch 7:31), and his descendants bore his name (Nu 26:45). B.C. 1856. '"Josephus (Ant. 2:7, 4) reckons him with Heber among the six sons of Asher, thus making up the number of Jacob's children and grandchildren to seventy, without reckoning great-grandchildren."