Shilonite [N]

Ahijah the prophet, whose home was in Shiloh, is so designated ( 1 Kings 11:29 ; 15:29 ). The plural form occurs ( 1 Chronicles 9:5 ), denoting the descendants of Shelah, Judah's youngest son.

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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

Bibliography Information

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


shi'-lo-nit (shiloni (2 Chronicles 9:29), shiloni (2 Chronicles 10:15; Nehemiah 11:5), Shilowniy; Selonei, Seloneites):

This denotes an inhabitant of Shiloh, and applies (1) to Ahijah the prophet (1 Kings 11:29, etc.); and (2) to a family of the children of Judah, who, after the exile, made their home in Jerusalem (1 Chronicles 9:5; Nehemiah 11:5, the King James Version "Shiloni").

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