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