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SHELEMIAH

shel-e-mi'-a, she-lem'-ya (shelemyah; Codex Vaticanus Selemia, Codex Alexandrinus (Selemias):
(1) One of the sons of Bani who married foreign wives in the time of Ezra (Ezr 10:39), called "Selemias" in 1 Esdras 9:34.
(2) Father of Hananiah who restored part of the wall of Jerusalem (Neh 3:30) (Codex Vaticanus Telemia, ..., Telemias).
(3) A priest who was appointed one of the treasurers to distribute the Levitical tithes by Nehemiah (Neh 13:13).
(4) The father of Jehucal (or Jucal) in the reign of Zedekiah (Jer 37:3; 38:1; in the second passage the name is Shelemyahu).
(5) The father of Irijah, the captain of the ward, who arrested Jeremiah as a deserter to the Chaldeans (Jer 37:13).
(6) 1 Ch 26:14.
See MESHELEMIAH.
(7) Another of the sons of Bani who married foreign wives in the time of Ezra (Ezr 10:41). It is of interest to note that the order of names in this passage--Sharai, Azarel, and Shelemiah--is almost identical with the names in Jer 36:26, namely, Seraiah, Azriel, Shelemiah.
(8) Ancestor of Jehudi (Jer 36:14).
(9) Septuagint omits.) Son of Abdeel, one of the men sent by Jehoiakim to seize Baruch and Jeremiah after Baruch had read the "roll" in the king's presence (Jer 36:26).
Horace J. Wolf
Bibliography Information
Orr, James, M.A., D.D. General Editor. "Definition for 'shelemiah'". "International Standard Bible Encyclopedia". bible-history.com - ISBE; 1915.

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