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Shelesh meaning

שלש
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🔼The name Shelesh in the Bible

The name Shelesh occurs only once in the Bible. Shelesh is listed as one of the sons of Helem, the brother of Shemer, who were great-grandsons of Asher, the eighth son of Jacob and second of Zilpah (1 Chronicles 7:35).

🔼Etymology of the name Shelesh

The name Shelesh comes from the root שלש, which has to do with the number three:

🔼Shelesh meaning

For a meaning of the name Shelesh, Jones' Dictionary of Old Testament Proper Names reads Triad or Third. For obscure reasons NOBSE Study Bible Name List reads "Might" but that may be an error. BDB Theological Dictionary does not translate the name Shelesh but does list it under the root שלש.

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