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Samlah

SAMLAH (Heb. samlâh, a garment). One of the kings of Edom. He was a native of Masrekah and reigned before the Israelites had kings (Gen.36.36-Gen.36.37; 1Chr.1.47-1Chr.1.48).


SAMLAH săm’ lə (שַׂמְלָ֖ה). One of the kings of Edom (Gen 36:36, 37; 1 Chron 1:47, 48). He came from Masrekah. He succeeded Hadad of Avith as king, and was succeeded by Shaul of Rehoboth. He reigned before the Israelites had kings.

International Standard Bible Encyclopedia (1915)

One of the kings of Edom, of the city of Masrekah. He reigned before the Israelites had kings (Ge 36:36,37; 1Ch 1:47,48). The fact that the city is mentioned in connection with the name of the king suggests that Edom was a confederacy at this time and the chief city was the metropolis of the whole country.