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Shilonite
Dictionaries
The Lexham Bible Dictionary
Shilonites the Residents
Shilonites (שִׁילֹנִי‎, shiloniy). People from or residents of Shiloh (1 Kgs 11:29; 12:15; 15:29; 1 Chr 9:5).
The Anchor Yale Bible Dictionary
Shilonite
SHILONITE [Heb šı̂lōnı̂ (שִׁילֹנִי‎)]. 1. A description of the prophet Ahijah as somehow associated with the amphictyonic shrine at Shiloh (1 Kgs 11:29). Some scholars argue that the reference to Ahijah as a “Shilonite” suggests that a guild of prophets survived the destruction of both the shrine and
Baker Encyclopedia of the Bible
Shilonite
Shilonite. 1. Inhabitant of Shiloh, the hometown of Abijah the prophet (1 Kgs 11:29; 12:15; 15:29; 2 Chr 9:29; 10:15).See Shiloh.2. Hometown of the forefather of a family of exiles that returned to Jerusalem following the Babylonian captivity (1 Chr 9:5; Neh 11:5, kjv Shiloni). This place is probably
The International Standard Bible Encyclopedia, Revised
Shilonite
Shilonite shīʹlə-nīt [Heb. šîlōnî, šîlônî, šilônî]; AV also SHILONI (Neh. 11:5); NEB also FROM (OF) SHILOH, SHELANITE.
Tyndale Bible Dictionary
Shilonite
SHILONITE1. Inhabitant of Shiloh, the hometown of Ahijah the prophet (1 Kgs 11:29; 12:15; 15:29; 2 Chr 9:29; 10:15). See Shiloh.2. Hometown of the forefather of a family of exiles who returned to Jerusalem following the Babylonian captivity (1 Chr 9:5; Neh 11:5). This place is probably the same as
The HarperCollins Bible Dictionary (Revised and Updated)
Shilonite
Shilonite (shi´luh-nit), someone from Shiloh. Ahijah the prophet is so identified five times (1 Kings 11:29; 12:15; 15:29; 2 Chron. 9:29; 10:15), perhaps reflecting his association with the shrine there. See also 1 Chron. 9:5; Neh. 11:5.
The Wycliffe Bible Encyclopedia
Shilonite
SHILONITE1. A native or resident of Shiloh, applied only to the prophet Ahijah, “the Shilonite” (1 Kgs 11:29; 12:15; 15:29; 2 Chr 9:29; 10:15).2. The descendants of Judah through Shelah, dwelling in Jerusalem at a time difficult to determine, are called Shilonites (1 Chr 9:5). These people are more
Shiloni
SHILONI. This word occurs only in the KJV in Neh 11:5 (ASV and RSV read Shilonite, which is preferable). It refers to a descendant of Shelah. In Num 26:20 the descendants of Shelah are called Shelanites (see Shilonite 2).
Eerdmans Dictionary of the Bible
Shilonite
Shilonite (Heb. šɩ̂lōnɩ̂, šɩ̂lônɩ̂)1. A designation of the prophet Ahijah, perhaps identifying him with the shrine at Shiloh (1 Kgs. 11:29; 12:15; 15:29; 2 Chr. 9:29; 10:15).2. A gentilic designating a family of returnees from exile (1 Chr. 9:5; Neh. 11:5). The reference may be to descendants of
Smith’s Bible Dictionary
Shilonite the
Shi´lonite, The, that is, the native or resident of Shiloh; a title ascribed only to Ahijah. 1 Kings 11:29; 12:15; 15:29; 2 Chron. 9:29; 10:15.
Shilonites the
Shi´lonites, The, are mentioned among the descendants of Judah dwelling in Jerusalem at a date difficult to fix. 1 Chron. 9:5. They are doubtless the members of the house of Shelah, who in the Pentateuch are more accurately designated Shelanites.
Shiloni
Shilo´ni. This word occurs in the Authorized Version only in Neh. 11:5, where it should be rendered—as it is in other cases—“the Shilonite,” that is, the descendant of Shelah the youngest son of Judah.
The New Unger’s Bible Dictionary
Shilonite
SHI´LONITE (shīʹlo-nīt).1. The native or resident of Shiloh—a title ascribed only to the prophet Ahijah (1 Kings 11:29; 12:15; 15:29; 2 Chron. 9:29; 10:15; Neh. 11:5).2. The Shilonites are mentioned among the descendants of Judah dwelling in Jerusalem at a date difficult to fix (1 Chron. 9:5). They
Shiloni
SHILO´NI (Neh. 11:5, KJV). This word should be rendered “the Shilonite,” which see. The NIV reads, “a descendant of Shelah.”
Easton’s Bible Dictionary
Shilonite
ShiloniteAhijah the prophet, whose home was in Shiloh, is so designated (1 Kings 11:29; 15:29). The plural form occurs (1 Chr. 9:5), denoting the descendants of Shelah, Judah’s youngest son.