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Sheleph
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The Lexham Bible Dictionary
Sheleph, Son of Joktan
Sheleph, Son of Joktan (שֶׁלֶף‎, sheleph). A descendant of Shem (Gen 10:26; 1 Chr 1:20).
The Anchor Yale Bible Dictionary
Sheleph (Person)
SHELEPH (PERSON) [Heb šālep (שָׁלֶף)]. A son of Joktan (Gen 10:26; 1 Chr 1:20) whose name appears in the so-called “Table of Nations” (Genesis 10) as a tribal rather than personal name (Westermann 1984: 526–27). It may be identified as the name of a South Arabian tribe. Already in the 19th century,
Baker Encyclopedia of the Bible
Sheleph
Sheleph. Joktan’s son and the founder of an Arabian tribe living in Yemen (Gn 10:26; 1 Chr 1:20).
The International Standard Bible Encyclopedia, Revised
Sheleph
Sheleph shēʹləf [Heb. šelep̱; šālep̱ in pause]. A son of Joktan (Gen. 10:26; 1 Ch. 1:20). Since most of Joktan’s other sons can be identified with tribes and places in the Arabian peninsula, it is probable that Sheleph should also be associated with this same region. The name has been identified
Tyndale Bible Dictionary
Sheleph
SHELEPH Joktan’s son and the founder of an Arabian tribe living in Yemen (Gn 10:26; 1 Chr 1:20).
The HarperCollins Bible Dictionary (Revised and Updated)
Sheleph
Sheleph (shee´lif), a son of Joktan and descendant of Shem (Gen. 10:26; 1 Chron. 1:20). Like his brothers, he is probably to be regarded as the ancestor of an Arabian tribe.
The Wycliffe Bible Encyclopedia
Sheleph
SHELEPH. The second of the 13 sons of Yoktan (Gen 10:26; 1 Chr 1:20). A Yemenite tribe by this name is mentioned in Sabaean inscriptions found in S Arabia.
Eerdmans Dictionary of the Bible
Sheleph
Sheleph (Heb. šelep̱)A son of Joktan and descendant of Shem (Gen. 10:26; 1 Chr. 1:20); ancestor of a south Arabian people.
Eerdmans Bible Dictionary
Sheleph
Sheleph [shēˊlĭf] (Heb. šelep̱). A son of Joktan and descendant of Shem (Gen. 10:26; 1 Chr. 1:20). He was ancestor of an Arabian people.
Smith’s Bible Dictionary
Sheleph
She´leph (a drawing forth), the second in order of the sons of Joktan. Gen. 10:26; 1 Chron. 1:20.
The New Unger’s Bible Dictionary
Sheleph
SHE´LEPH (sheʹlef; “a drawing forth,” but cf. Arab. salafa, “to cultivate”). The second of the thirteen sons of Joktan (Gen. 10:26; 1 Chron. 1:20). The tribe that sprang from him has been satisfactorily identified, and is found in the district of Sulaf.
Harper’s Bible Dictionary
Sheleph
ShelephSheleph (sheeʹlef), a son of Joktan (Gen. 10:26; 1 Chron. 1:20). The names of Joktan’s other sons indicate that Sheleph designated not an individual but more likely an Arabian tribe. The association with Hazarmaweth (i.e., the Hadramaut region in southwest Arabia) suggests a location in modern
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