Sallai

SALLAI (săl'ā-ī, Heb. sallay). Chief of a family of Benjamites who lived at Jerusalem (Neh.11.8).


SALLAI sǎl’ ī (סַלָּ֑י). 1. The eponym of a Benjaminite family which settled in Jerusalem after the return from the Babylonian captivity (Neh 11:8). The name is missing from the parallel (1 Chron 9:9).

2. The name of a priestly family in the postexilic period (Neh 12:20); called Sallu in v. 7.

International Standard Bible Encyclopedia (1915)

sal’-a-i, sal’-i (callay; Salom; Codex Alexandrinus Salo, with variants):

(1) Eponym of a Benjamite family which settled at Jerusalem after the return, descendants of "Sallu" (1Ch 9:7; Ne 11:7,8); the pedigrees of Sallu differ decidedly in the two passages. Curtis (ICC) suggests that "son of Hodaviah, the son of Hassenuah" (Chronicles) is a corruption or derivation of "Judah the son of Hassenuah" (Nehemiah).

(2) Name of a priestly family (Ne 12:20), called "Sallu" in Ne 12:7.