🔼The name Shelomith: Summary
- Peaceful, Retribution
- From the verb שלם (shalem), to be or make whole or complete.
🔼The name Shelomith in the Bible
The name Shelomith is applied to both men and women in the Bible. The female Shelomiths are:
- The daughter of Dibri the Danite, whose son is executed on account of blasphemy (Leviticus 24:11).
- The sister of Meshullam and Hananiah, children of Zerubbabel (1 Chronicles 3:19).
The male Shelomiths are:
🔼Etymology of the name Shelomith
The name Shelomith comes from the familiar root שלם (shalem), meaning to be complete or sound:
The verb שלם (shalem) means to be or make whole or complete, and is also used to describe a righteous recompense or proper restitution (whether positive or not). The familiar noun שלום (shalom) means wholeness, completeness or peace.
Other derivatives are: noun שלם (shelem), peace offering; verb שלם (shalam), to be in a covenant of peace; adjective שלם (shalem), perfect, whole, complete, safe; noun שלם (shillem), recompense; nouns שלמן (shalmon), שלום (shillum), שלם (shillum) and שלמה (shilluma), reward or proper recompense.
The name Shelomith may be the result of a feminine plural form, which would then denote intensity rather 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.
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).