And next unto him repaired Shallum, the son of Hallohesh
So called, as Ben Melech says, from his being an enchanter of serpents, or a wise prudent counsellor:
the ruler of the half part of Jerusalem;
of the other half; see ( Nehemiah 3:9 )
he and his daughters;
who were rich widows or heiresses, and employed men to build at their own expense; he seems to have had no sons.