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SHEALTIEL (shĕ-ăl'tĭel, Gr. Salathiel, I have asked God; kjv “Salathiel”). The son of Jeconiah, king of Judah, and father of Zerubbabel, according to the genealogy in Matt.1.12. In Luke’s genealogy he appears as father of Zerubbabel, but as the son of Neri (Luke.3.27). The apparent discrepancy in the genealogies is probably explicable on the principal that Matthew gives the genealogy of Jesus according to the legal succession, while Luke gives it according to the actual succession or right of consanguinity. If the direct line failed in Jeconiah because he had no son to succeed him, the right of succession went to Shealtiel, a descendant of Nathan and the son of Neri who, as the legal heir of Jeconiah, was reckoned his son by Matthew.

SHEALTIEL shé ăl’ tĭĕl (שְׁאַלְתִּיאֵ֖ל; LXX, NT Σαλαθιηλ, God is a shield). KJV SALATHIEL (1 Chron 3:17; Matt 1:12; Luke 3:27).

International Standard Bible Encyclopedia (1915)

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