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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.