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SALLU (săl'ū, Heb. Sallay)

The head of a family of Benjamin who settled in Jerusalem after the Exile (1Chr.9.7; Neh.11.7).The head of a family of priests who returned with Zerubbabel after the Exile (Neh.12.7, Neh.12.20; kjv has “Sallai” in Neh.12.20).

SALLU sǎl’ ōō (סַלּוּא [1 Chron 9:7]; סַלֻּ֡א [Neh 11:7]; סַלּ֣וּ, [12:7]). 1. An eponym of a Benjamite family which settled in Jerusalem after the Babylonian Exile (1 Chron 9:7; Neh 11:7).

2. A priestly family among the returned exiles from Babylon (12:7), referred to in v. 20 as Sallai.

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