And of the Shilonites
Not called so from the city of Shiloh, which was in Ephraim;
whereas these here intended were of the tribe of Judah, and were
either the descendants of a man whose name was Shiloni, (
11:5 ) or rather these are the same with the Shelanites, (
26:20 ) so called from Shelah the son of Judah; and so the
Targum here is,
``and of the tribe of Shelah:''
Asaiah the firstborn, and his sons;
the same with Maaseiah, ( Nehemiah 11:5 ) .