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Shallum (chief of gatekeepers)
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,
Shallum (Person)
SHALLUM (PERSON) [Heb šallûm (שַׁלּוּם‎); šallūm (שַׁלֻּם)]. Some fourteen individuals bear this name, which may mean “the requited” or “he for whom compensation has been made” (Gray 1 and 2 Kings OTL, 621; IPN, 174). In the so-called Barley Letter (Samaria ostracon C1101) the form of this name is
Shelemiah (Person)
SHELEMIAH (PERSON) [Heb šelemyâ (שֶׁלֶמְיָה‎); šelemiyāhû (שֶׁלֶמִיָהוּ)]. The personal name of some nine individuals, most of whom were in the late Judean or postexilic period.1. A Judean to whom the cast of the lot fell for the office of high gatekeeper of the Solomonic temple’s E gate (1 Chr
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.
Shallum
Shallum. 1. Son of Jabesh and Israel’s 16th king (752 bc). In a conspiracy against King Zechariah, Shallum murdered the monarch at Ibleam and declared himself ruler of Israel during the 39th year of King Uzziah’s reign in Judah (792–740 bc). However, in like manner, he was killed at the hands of Gadi
Shallun
Shallun. kjv spelling of Shallum, Colhozeh’s son, in Nehemiah 3:15.See Shallum #13.
Shelemiah
Shelemiah. 1. Korahite from the tribe of Levi and a gatekeeper who was chosen by lot to guard the east gate of the sanctuary during David’s reign (1 Chr 26:14); also named Meshelemiah (9:21; 26:1, 2).See Meshelemiah.2,3. Two of Bani’s sons, who were encouraged to divorce their foreign wives during
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.
Shelemiah
1. A Korahite Levite, father of Zechariah; chosen to be gatekeeper of the east gate of the temple (1 Ch. 26:14). In vv 1f, 9 he is called Meshelemiah.
Shelemiah
Shelemiah shel-ə-mīʹə [Heb. šelemyâ, šelemyāhû—‘Yahweh has recompensed’].
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.
Shallum
SHALLUM1. Son of Jabesh and Israel’s 16th king (752 bc). In a conspiracy against King Zechariah, Shallum murdered the monarch at Ibleam and declared himself ruler of Israel during the 39th year of King Uzziah’s (Azariah’s) reign in Judah (792–740 bc). However, in like manner, he was killed at the hands
Shallun
SHALLUN* kjv and niv spelling of Shallum, Col- hozeh’s son, in Nehemiah 3:15. See Shallum #13.
Shelemiah
SHELEMIAH1. Korahite from the tribe of Levi and a gatekeeper who was chosen by lot to guard the east gate of the sanctuary during David’s reign (1 Chr 26:14); also named Meshelemiah (vv 1–2). See Meshelemiah.2–3. Two of Binnui’s sons, who were encouraged to divorce their foreign wives during Ezra’s
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
Shallum
Shallum (shal´uhm).1 The son of Jabesh, who made himself king of Israel ca. 745 bce by assassinating Zechariah, son of Jeroboam II, ending the dynasty of Jehu. Shallum was assassinated a month later (2 Kings 15:10–15).2 The husband of the prophet Huldah (2 Kings 22:14; 2 Chron. 34:22).3 Jehoahaz,
Shelemiah
Shelemiah (shel´uh-mi´uh; Heb., “the Lord has recompensed/restored”).1 The son of Cushi and father of Nethaniah. He was sent by Jerusalem officials to tell Baruch to read from the scroll of Jeremiah (Jer. 36:14).2 The son of Abdeel. He was one of Jehoiakim’s men sent to arrest Baruch and Jeremiah (Jer.
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).
Shallum
SHALLUM. Some 12 to 15 people are identified by this name in the OT. The two best known by this name are the king of Israel and the king of Judah. All the others are little known beyond their identity in genealogies.1. A son of Jabesh. He assassinated Zachariah, who had reigned only six months as successor
Shallun
SHALLUN. The ruler of the district of Mizpah in the days of Nehemiah’s governorship (Neh 3:15). His responsibility in the rebuilding of the wall of Jerusalem was the Fountain Gate, together with the wall of the pool of Shelah (Shiloah) by the king’s garden. His name is Shallum in the RSV and NASB (see
Shelemiah
SHELEMIAH. A biblical name somewhat common at the time of the Exile.1. A shorter form of Meshelemiah, a Levite appointed gatekeeper in the tabernacle during the reign of David (1 Chr 26:1–2, 14).2. Son of Cushi and grandfather of Jehudi whom the princes sent to bring Baruch with the writings of Jeremiah
The New Bible Dictionary, Third Edition
Shallum
SHALLUM (Heb. šallûm, šallum). 1. A Jerahmeelite through the line of an ancestress who married an Egyp. slave (1 Ch. 2:40–41; cf. vv. 34–35). 2. A descendant of Korah who served under David as chief gatekeeper at the King’s Gate in the sanctuary (1 Ch. 9:17–19; Ezr. 2:42). Apparently this was an inherited
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
Shelemiah
Shelemiah [shĕlˊə mīˊə] (Heb. šelemyâ, šelemyāhû “Yahweh has recompensed”).
Catholic Bible Dictionary
Shallum
SHALLUM The name of a number of men in the Old Testament.1. The son of Jabesh and the king of Israel for only a month in 752 b.c. after the assassination of Zechariah, the last king of the dynasty of Jehu (2 Kgs 15:10, 13–15). Shallum was himself murdered by Menahem.2. The son of Tikvah and the husband
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.
Shallum
Shal´lum (retribution).1. The fifteenth king of Israel, son of Jabesh, conspired against Zachariah, killed him, and brought the dynasty of Jehu to a close, b.c. 770. Shallum, after reigning in Samaria for a month only, was in his turn dethroned and killed by Menahem. 2 Kings 15:10–14.2. The husband
Shallun
Shal´lun (retribution), the son of Colhozeh, and ruler of a district of the Mizpah. Neh. 3:15.
Shelemiah
Shelemi´ah (repaid by Jehovah).1. One of the sons of Bani in the time of Ezra. Ezra 10:39. (b.c. 458.)2. The father of Hananiah. Neh. 3:30.3. A priest in the time of Nehemiah. Neh. 13:13.4. The father of Jehucal, or Jucal, in the time of Zedekiah. Jer. 37:3.5. The father of Irijah, the captain of
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Kore Father
Zechariah Son
Elam Son
Zebadiah Son
Jediael Son
Jathniel Son
Assir Uncle
Tahath Cousin
Ebiasaph Grandfather
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