Smith's Bible Dictionary


Shal'lum. (retribution).

1. The fifteenth king of Israel, son of Jabesh, who conspired against Zachariah, killed him, and brought the dynasty of Jehu to a close, B.C. 770. Shallum, after reigning in Samaria for a month only, was, in his turn, dethroned and killed by Menahem. 2Ki_15:10-14.

2. The husband of Huldah, the prophetess, 2Ki_22:14; 2Ch_34:23, in the reign of Josiah. (B.C. 830).

3. A descendant of Shesham. 1Ch_2:40-41.

4. The third son of Josiah, king of Judah, known in the books of Kings and Chronicles as Jehoahaz. 1Ch_3:15; Jer_22:11. See Jehoahaz. (B.C. 610).

5. Son of Shaul, the son of Simeon. 1Ch_4:25.

6. A high priest. 1Ch_6:12-13; Ezr_7:2.

7. A son of Naphtali. 1Ch_7:13.

8. The chief of a family of porters, or gate-keepers, of the east gate of the Temple. 1Ch_9:17. (B.C. 1050).

9. Son of Kore, a Korahite. 1Ch_9:19; 1Ch_9:31.

10. Father of Jehizkiah, an Ephraimite. 2Ch_28:12.

11. One of the porters of the Temple, who had married a foreign wife. Ezr_10:24.

12. One of the sons of Bani. Ezr_10:42.

13. The son of Halohesh, and ruler of a district of Jerusalem. Neh_3:12.

14. The uncle of Jeremiah, Jer_32:7, perhaps the same as Shallum, 2.

15. Father, or ancestor, of Maaseiah Jer_35:4, perhaps the same as Shallum, 9. (B.C. 630).


Taken from: Smith's Bible Dictionary by Dr. William Smith (1884)