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Sallai (descendant of Benjamin)
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The Lexham Bible Dictionary
Sallai
Sallai (סַלַּי‎, sallay). A descendant of Benjamin who lived in Jerusalem after exile (Neh 11:8). However, some translations do not understand Sallai as a proper name, but instead as part of a phrase. For further information, see this article: Gabbai.
The Anchor Yale Bible Dictionary
Sallai (Person)
SALLAI (PERSON) [Heb sallay (סַלַּי‎)]. 1. A Benjaminite and provincial leader who agreed to settle in Jerusalem (Neh 11:8). Used in this way, the name (along with Gabbai) occurs only here. The differences between this list and its parallel in 1 Chronicles 9 suggest that there is no direct literary relationship
Baker Encyclopedia of the Bible
Sallai
Sallai. 1. One of 928 Benjaminites who lived in the city of Jerusalem during the postexilic period (Neh 11:8).2. Levitical household in the postexilic period during the days of Joiakim, the high priest (Neh 12:20); perhaps the same as Sallu in Nehemiah 12:7.See Sallu #2.
The International Standard Bible Encyclopedia, Revised
Sallai
1. A leading Benjaminite who lived in Jerusalem after the return from exile (Neh. 11:8). The MT appears corrupt, however, and some have suggested emending gabbay sallay (“Gabbai, Sallai”) to read gibbōrê ḥayil (“mighty men”; cf. v 14; see BHS; IB, III, 773; L. H. Brockington, Ezra, Nehemiah, Esther
Tyndale Bible Dictionary
Sallai
SALLAI1. One of 928 Benjaminites who lived in the city of Jerusalem during the postexilic period (Neh 11:8).2. Levitical household in the postexilic period during the days of Joiakim, the high priest (Neh 12:20; nlt “Sallu”); perhaps the same as Sallu in Nehemiah 12:7. See Sallu #2.
The HarperCollins Bible Dictionary (Revised and Updated)
Sallai
Sallai (sal´i).1 A postexilic Benjaminite resident in Jerusalem (Neh. 11:8).2 A priest in Jerusalem under the high priest Joiakim, possibly of the family Sallu (Neh. 12:20; cf. 12:7).
The Wycliffe Bible Encyclopedia
Sallai
SALLAI1. A leading Benjamite, son of Meshullam, who dwelt in Jerusalem (Neh 11:8).2. The name of a priest who returned with Zerubbabel (Neh 12:20); he is also called Sallu (Neh 12:7). See Sallu.
Eerdmans Dictionary of the Bible
Sallai
Sallai (Heb. sallay) (also SALLU)1. A postexilic Benjaminite who settled in Jerusalem (Neh. 11:8).2. A priestly family of the time of Joiakim the high priest (Neh. 12:20), called Sallu (2) at v. 7.
The New Unger’s Bible Dictionary
Sallai
SAL´LAI (salʹa-ī).1. A leading Benjamite who, with 928 of his tribesmen, settled in Jerusalem on the return from the captivity (Neh. 11:8), 445 b.c.2. One of the heads of the priests who returned to Jerusalem with Zerubbabel (Neh. 12:20), about 536 b.c. In v. 7 he is called Sallu.
Easton’s Bible Dictionary
Sallai
Sallaibasket-maker. (1.) A Benjamite (Neh. 11:8).(2.) A priest in the days of Joshua and Zerubbabel (Neh. 12:20).
Harper’s Bible Dictionary
Sallai
SallaiSallai (salʹī). 1 A postexilic Benjaminite resident in Jerusalem (Neh. 11:8). 2 A priest in Jerusalem under the high priest Joiakim, possibly of the family Sallu (Neh. 12:20; see 12:7).
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