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Shelomith meaning

שלמית
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🔼The name Shelomith in the Bible

The name Shelomith is applied to both men and women in the Bible. The female Shelomiths are:

The male Shelomiths are:

  • A son of Izhar the son of Kohath, the son of Levi (1 Chronicles 23:18 — in 1 Chronicles 24:22 this man is called שלמות; Shelemoth).
  • Probably a son, and not a daughter, of Rehoboam and Maacah (2 Chronicles 11:20).
  • A family head among the returnees, and relative of Josiphiah (Ezra 8:10).

🔼Etymology of the name Shelomith

The name Shelomith comes from the familiar root שלם (shalem), meaning to be complete or sound:

The name Shelomith may be the result of a feminine plural form, which would then denote intensity rater than number. From which word exactly the name stems is hard to estimate, and it may be any of them. Yet the only feminine derivative used in the Bible is the one meaning recompense.

🔼Shelomith meaning

For a meaning of the name Shelomith, NOBSE Study Bible Name List reads Peaceful. Jones' Dictionary of Old Testament Proper Names reads Retribution, and adds the somewhat stretched Love Of Peace. BDB Theological Dictionary does not translate the name Shelomith but does list it under the verb שלם (shalem).

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