Shelah

International Standard Bible Encyclopedia

 

shēla (שׁלה, shēlāh; Σάλα, Sála):

(1) The youngest son of Judah and the daughter of Shua the Canaanite (Gen 38:5, Gen 38:11, Gen 38:14, Gen 38:26; Gen 46:12; Num 26:20 (16); 1Ch 2:3; 1Ch 4:21). He gave his name to the family of the Shelanites (Num 26:20 (16)). Probably “the Shelanite” should be substituted for “the Shilonite” of Neh 11:5; 1Ch 9:5.

(2) (שׁלח, shelāḥ): The son or (Septuagint) grandson of Arpachshad and father of Eber (Gen 10:24; Gen 11:13 (12), 14, 15; 1Ch 1:18, 1Ch 1:24; Luk 3:35).

(3) Neh 3:15 = “Shiloah” of Isa 8:6. See SILOAM.

 

Taken from: International Standard Bible Encyclopedia by James Orr, M.A., D.D., General Editor