(1) The father of Boaz, the husband of Ruth, and thus the grandfather of Jesse, David's father (Ruth 4:20,21). He is mentioned in both the genealogies of Jesus (Matthew 1:4,5; Luke 3:32). From Matthew 1:5 we learn that he married Rahab, by whom he begat Boaz.
(2) In 1 Chronicles 2:51, we read of a Salma, "the father of Beth-lehem," a son of Caleb, the son of Hur. He is also said to be the father of "the Netophathites, Atroth-beth-joab, and half of the Manahathites, the Zorites," and several "families of scribes."
See also ZALMON.
S. F. Hunter
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