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Shallun meaning

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🔼The name Shallun in the Bible

The name Shallun occurs only once in the Bible. Shallun is the son of Col-hozeh, and either he or his father was the official of the district of Mizpah, and who repaired Jerusalem's Fountain Gate (Nehemiah 3:15)

🔼Etymology of the name Shallun

Most scholars and commentators demand that the name Shallun came to exists through a text error, and should really read Shallum (שלום). In that case, the name Shallun is derived from the verb שלם (shalem), meaning to be unbroken or whole:

But here at Abarim Publications we see no reason to assume that Shallun is a corruption of Shallum. The name Shallun is a perfectly acceptable form, from the extensive category of names that consists of an expression of a verb and the familiar ון (waw nun) extension that personifies or localizes the idea of the root-verb. Shallun could very well be derived from any of the following verbs:

🔼Shallun meaning

For a meaning of the name Shallun, Alfred Jones (Dictionary of Old Testament Proper Names) equates it with Shallum, which he translates with Retribution. NOBSE Study Bible Name List works off the New American Standard, which reads Shallum in Nehemiah 3:15 and ignores the name Shallun. BDB Theological Dictionary doesn't translate Shallun but lists it under the verb שלם (shalem).

It's doubtful that a Hebrew audience would think that Shallun has to do with the verb שלם (shalem), and would probably translate it with Plunder Boy, Drawn Out Guy or (most likely) Man Of Prosperity.

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