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Meshelemiah
Excerpt from the Lexham Bible Dictionary, the most advanced Bible dictionary.
Also called Meshelemiah (מְשֶׁלֶמְיָהוּ‎, meshelemyahu) and Shelemiah (שֶׁלֶמְיָהוּ‎, shelemyahu). The head of a family of Korahites assigned as gatekeepers for the tabernacle during the time of King David (1 Chr 9:19; 26:1–3, 9, 14). Shallum is identified as the son of Kore, a Korahite from the sons of Abiasaph (or Ebiasaph; 1 Chr 9:19; 26:1). Abiasaph was an early descendant of Korah (Exod 6:24; 1 Chr 6:23, 37). The references to Korah and Abiasaph are indicators of Levitical lineage going back generations, not indications of immediate descent. The reference to Shallum in 1 Chr 9:19 comes in the context of a historical retrospective in 1 Chr 9:18–32 recounting how the temple was run in preexilic times and emphasizing that the family of Shallum had been appointed by David himself to serve as guardians to the entrances to the tent of meeting (1 Chr 9:22–23). Shallum is also called Meshelemiah (1 Chr 9:21; 26:1, 2, 9) and Shelemiah (1 Chr 26:14). Variations on the name, especially Meshullam and Shallum, were common names for Levites in the postexilic period to designate those assigned as Levitical gatekeepers. He is most likely the eponymous ancestor of the family of Levitical gatekeepers who returned from exile with Zerubbabel (Ezra 2:42; Neh 7:45; 1 Esdras 5:28; compare 1 Chr 9:17). For further information, see this article: Shallum the Gatekeeper.
Dictionaries
The Lexham Bible Dictionary
Shallum, Son of Kore
Shallum, Son of Kore (שַׁלּוּם‎, shallum). Also called Meshelemiah (מְשֶׁלֶמְיָהוּ‎, meshelemyahu) and Shelemiah (שֶׁלֶמְיָהוּ‎, shelemyahu). The head of a family of Korahites assigned as gatekeepers for the tabernacle during the time of King David (1 Chr 9:19; 26:1–3, 9, 14). Shallum is identified as the
The Anchor Yale Bible Dictionary
Meshelemiah (Person)
MESHELEMIAH (PERSON) [Heb mĕšelemyâ (מְשֶׁלֶמְיָה‎); mĕšelemyāhû (מְשֶׁלֶמְיָהוּ)]. A levitical gatekeeper, descendant of Kore (1 Chr 26:1), head of one of the major families of gatekeepers who served in the sanctuary in the days of David (cf. vv 2–3, 9). As Williamson (1 and 2 Chronicles NCBC,
Baker Encyclopedia of the Bible
Meshelemiah
Meshelemiah. Korahite Levite, Kore’s son from the house of Asaph, and a gatekeeper of the sanctuary with his sons in the time of David (1 Chr 9:21; 26:1, 2, 9); alternately called Shelemiah in 1 Chronicles 26:14.
The International Standard Bible Encyclopedia, Revised
Meshelemiah
Meshelemiah mə-shel-ə-mīʹə [Heb mešelemyâ (1 Ch. 9:21), mešelemyāhû (26:1f, 9)—’Yahweh repays’]. Son of Kore, a Korahite; a gatekeeper at the temple. The names Shelemiah (26:14), Shallum (9:17, 19, 31), and Meshullam (Neh. 12:25) may refer to the same person.
Shallum
11. [Gk. Apoc. Saloum]; AV Apoc., NEB Apoc., SALUM. A Korahite, son of Kore; a gatekeeper who was among the first Levites to return from Babylon after the Exile (1 Ch. 9:17, 19, 31; Ezr. 2:42 par Neh. 7:45; 1 Esd. 5:28). See also Meshelemiah.
Tyndale Bible Dictionary
Meshelemiah
MESHELEMIAH Korahite Levite, Kore’s son from the house of Asaph, and a gatekeeper of the sanctuary with his sons in the time of David (1 Chr 9:21; 26:1–2, 9); alternately called Shelemiah in 1 Chronicles 26:14.
The HarperCollins Bible Dictionary (Revised and Updated)
Meshelemiah
Meshelemiah (mi-shel´uh-mi´uh), a Korahite Levite who was the head of a family of gatekeepers in the time of David (1 Chron. 9:21; 26:1–2). He is probably the same person elsewhere called Shallum (9:17, 19; possibly also v. 31) and Shelemiah (26:14). A postexilic family group of gatekeepers were called
The Wycliffe Bible Encyclopedia
Meshelemiah
MESHELEMIAH. The name of a member of the Korahite tribe whose son Zechariah was a gatekeeper of the tabernacle (1 Chr 9:21; 26:1). He was also called Shelemiah (1 Chr 26:14).
Eerdmans Dictionary of the Bible
Meshelemiah
Meshelemiah (Heb. mĕšelemyâ, mĕšelemyāhû)A Korathite Levite who was a temple gatekeeper at the time of David; father of Zechariah, also a temple gatekeeper (1 Chr. 9:21; 26:1–2, 9). Meshelemiah may be the same as Shelemiah (1 Chr. 26:14) and possibly Shallum (9:17, 19, 31; Ezra 2:42 = Neh. 7:45).
Shallum
Shallum (Heb. šallûm, šallqm) (also MESHULLAM, SHILLEM)1. King of Israel who overthrew Zechariah and ended the dynasty of Jehu (2 Kgs. 15:10, 13). His one-month reign ca. 750 b.c.e. signaled the beginning of a period of chaos leading to the fall of the northern kingdom to Assyria in 722. Hosea speaks
Shelemiah
Shelemiah (Heb. šelemyâ, šelemiyāhû) (also MESHELEMIAH)1. A Korahite, grandson of Asaph, and gatekeeper during the time of David (1 Chr. 26:14). He is called Meshelemiah at 1 Chr. 26:1 and may be the same as Shallum (8) at 9:17, 19, 31.2. Two descendants of Bani or Binnui who had married foreign
Eerdmans Bible Dictionary
Meshelemiah
Meshelemiah [mə shĕlˊə mīˊə] (Heb. mešelemyâ, mešelemyāhû “Yahweh rewards”). A Korathite Levite who was a temple gatekeeper at the time of David; the father of Zechariah, also a temple gatekeeper (1 Chr. 9:21; 26:1, 2, 9). Meshelemiah may also be called Shelemiah (26:14) and possibly Shallum
Smith’s Bible Dictionary
Meshelemiah
Meshelemi´ah (whom Jehovah repays), a Korhite porter or gate-keeper of the house of Jehovah in the reign of David. 1 Chron. 9:21; 26:1, 2, 9.
The New Unger’s Bible Dictionary
Meshelemiah
MESHELEMI´AH (me-shel-e-mīʹa; “Jehovah remunerates”). A Levite of the family of Kore. He and his seven sons and brothers were gatekeepers of the Tabernacle in the time of David (1 Chron. 9:21; 26:1–2, 9), before 975 b.c. They were all assigned to the E gate, except Zechariah (v. 14), who had the N gate.
Easton’s Bible Dictionary
Meshelemiah
Meshelemiahfriendship of Jehovah, a Levite of the family of the Korhites, called also Shelemiah (1 Chr. 9:21; 26:1, 2, 9, 14). He was a temple gate-keeper in the time of David.