Easton's Bible Dictionary
Holman Bible Dictionary
(tehl-mee' luh) Place name meaning, “mound of salt.” Babylonian home of a group of Jews unable to demonstrate their lineage (Ezra 2:59 ; Nehemiah 7:61 ). Tel-Melah is perhaps Thelma of Ptolemy in the low salt tracts near the Persian Gulf.
Fausset's Bible Dictionary
Connected with Telharsa and Cherub (Chiripha, in Ptolemy). Thelme (Ptolemy 5:20) or "hill of salt," a city of the low salt district near the Persian gulf (Gesenins).
Hitchcock's Bible Names
Heap of salt
Cherub (2) -
Cherub - (chehr' ruhb) Man who left Tel-melah in Babylonian Exile to go to Jerusalem with Zerubbabel about 537 B
Tel-Melah - Tel-melah is perhaps Thelma of Ptolemy in the low salt tracts near the Persian Gulf
Neko'da - (Ezra 2:48 ; Nehemiah 7:50 ) ...
The sons of Nekoda were among those who went up after the captivity from Tel-melah, Tel-harsa, and other places, but were unable to prove their descent from Israel