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Meshullam

Meshullam [N] [H] [S]

befriended.

  • One of the chief Gadites in Bashan in the time of Jotham ( 1 Chronicles 5:13 ).

  • Grandfather of Shaphan, "the scribe," in the reign of Josiah ( 2 Kings 22:3 ).

  • A priest, father of Hilkiah ( 1 Chronicles 9:11 ; Nehemiah 11:11 ), in the reign of Ammon; called Shallum in 1 Chronicles 6:12 .

  • A Levite of the family of Kohath ( 2 Chronicles 34:12 ), in the reign of Josiah.

  • 1 Chronicles 8:17 .

  • 1 Chronicles 3:19 .

  • Nehemiah 12:13 .

  • A chief priest ( Nehemiah 12:16 ).

  • One of the leading Levites in the time of ( Ezra 8:16 ).

  • A priest ( 1 Chronicles 9:12 ).

  • One of the principal Israelites who supported Ezra when expounding the law to the people ( Nehemiah 8:4 ).

    These dictionary topics are from
    M.G. Easton M.A., D.D., Illustrated Bible Dictionary, Third Edition,
    published by Thomas Nelson, 1897. Public Domain, copy freely.

    [N] indicates this entry was also found in Nave's Topical Bible
    [H] indicates this entry was also found in Hitchcock's Bible Names
    [S] indicates this entry was also found in Smith's Bible Dictionary

    Bibliography Information

    Easton, Matthew George. "Entry for Meshullam". "Easton's Bible Dictionary". .

  • Meshullam [N] [E] [S]

    peaceable; perfect; their parablesMesobaite
    Hitchcock's Dictionary of Bible Names. Public Domain. Copy freely.

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    [E] indicates this entry was also found in Easton's Bible Dictionary
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    Bibliography Information

    Hitchcock, Roswell D. "Entry for 'Meshullam'". "An Interpreting Dictionary of Scripture Proper Names". . New York, N.Y., 1869.

    Meshullam [N] [E] [H]

    (friend ).

    1. Ancestor of Shaphan the scribe. ( 2 Kings 22:3 )
    2. The son of Zerubbabel. ( 1 Chronicles 3:19 )
    3. A Gadite in the reign of Jotham king of Judah. ( 1 Chronicles 5:13 )
    4. A Benjamite, of the sons of Elpaal. ( 1 Chronicles 8:17 )
    5. A Benjamite, father of Sallu. ( 1 Chronicles 9:7 ; Nehemiah 11:7 )
    6. A Benjamite who lived at Jerusalem after the captivity. ( 1 Chronicles 9:8 )
    7. The same as Shallum, who was high priest probably in the reign of Amon, and father of Hilkiah. ( 1 Chronicles 9:11 ; Nehemiah 11:11 )
    8. A priest, son of Meshillemith or Meshillemoth the son of Immer, and ancestor of Maasiai or Amashai. ( 1 Chronicles 9:12 ) comp. Nehe 11:13
    9. A Kohathite or a family of Kohathite Levites, in the reign of Josiah. ( 2 Chronicles 34:12 )
    10. One of the "heads" sent by Ezra to Iddo, "the head," to gather together the Levites to join the caravan about to return to Jerusalem. ( Ezra 8:16 )
    11. A chief man who assisted Ezra in abolishing the marriages which some of the people had contracted with foreign wives. ( Ezra 10:15 )
    12. One of the descendants of Bani, who had married a foreign wife and put her away. ( Ezra 10:29 )
    13. ( Nehemiah 3:30 ; 6:18 ) The son of Berechiah, who assisted in rebuilding the wall of Jerusalem. ( Nehemiah 3:4 )
    14. The son of Besodeiah: he assisted Jehoiada the son of Paseah in restoring the old gate of Jerusalem. ( Nehemiah 3:6 )
    15. One of those who stood at the left hand of Ezra when he read the law to the people. ( Nehemiah 8:4 )
    16. A priest or family of priests who sealed the covenant with Nehemiah. ( Nehemiah 10:7 )
    17. One of the heads of the people who sealed the covenant with Nehemiah. ( Nehemiah 10:20 )
    18. A priest in the days of Joiakim the son of Jeshua, and representative of the house of Ezra. ( Nehemiah 12:13 )
    19. Also a priest at the same time as the preceding, and head of the priestly family of Ginnethon. ( Nehemiah 12:16 )
    20. A family of porters, descendants of Meshullam, ( Nehemiah 12:25 ) who is also called Meshelemiah, ( 1 Chronicles 26:1 ) Shelemiah, ( 1 Chronicles 26:14 ) and Shallum. ( Nehemiah 7:45 )
    21. One of the princes of Judah at the dedication of the wall of Jerusalem. ( Nehemiah 12:33 )

    [N] indicates this entry was also found in Nave's Topical Bible
    [E] indicates this entry was also found in Easton's Bible Dictionary
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    Bibliography Information

    Smith, William, Dr. "Entry for 'Meshullam'". "Smith's Bible Dictionary". . 1901.

    MESHULLAM

    me-shul'-am (meshullam, "resigned" or "devoted"; compare Arabic Muslim; Mesollam):

    An Old Testament name very common in post-exilic times.

    (1) The grandfather of Shaphan (2 Kings 22:3).

    (2) A son of Zerubbabel (1 Chronicles 3:19).

    (3) A Gadite (1 Chronicles 5:13).

    (4) (5) (6) Three Benjamites (1 Chronicles 8:17; 9:7,8).

    (7) The father of Hilkiah (1 Chronicles 9:11; Nehemiah 11:11).

    (8) A priest, son of Meshillemith (1 Chronicles 9:12); the parallel list (Nehemiah 11:13) omits the name.

    (9) A Kohathite appointed by Josiah as one of the overseers to direct the repairs of the temple (2 Chronicles 34:12).

    (10) One of the chief men sent by Ezra to procure Levites to go up with him to Jerusalem (Ezra 8:16; compare 1 Esdras 8:44).

    (11) A Levite opposed to Ezra's regulations anent marriage with foreigners (Ezra 10:15; 1 Esdras 9:14).

    (12) One of those who had married foreign wives (Ezra 10:29; compare 1 Esdras 9:30).

    (13) One of the repairers of the wall (Nehemiah 3:4,30). His daughter was married to Jehohanan, the son of Tobiah the Ammonite (Nehemiah 6:18).

    (14) One of the repairers of the Old Gate (Nehemiah 3:6).

    (15) A supporter of Ezra at the reading of the Law (Nehemiah 8:4).

    (16) One of those who subscribed the Covenant (Nehemiah 10:20).

    (17) A priest who subscribed the Covenant (Nehemiah 10:7).

    (18) (19) Two priests at the time of the high priest Joiakim (Nehemiah 12:13,16).

    (20) A porter at the time of the high priest Joiakim (Nehemiah 12:25).

    (21) A processionist at the dedication of the wall of Jerusalem (Nehemiah 12:33).

    John A. Less


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    Bibliography Information
    Orr, James, M.A., D.D. General Editor. "Entry for 'MESHULLAM'". "International Standard Bible Encyclopedia". 1915.