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Shelomith, Shelomoth

SHELOMITH, SHELOMOTH (shē-lō'mĭth, shēlō'mŏth, Heb. shelōmîth, shelōmôth, peaceful). 1. A daughter of Dibri of the tribe of Dan, in the days of Moses. She had married an Egyptian, and their son was executed for blasphemy (Lev.24.10-Lev.24.12, Lev.24.23).

2. A chief Kohathite Levite and a cousin of Miriam, Aaron, and Moses (1Chr.23.18, Shelomith; 1Chr.24.22, Shelomoth).

3. A leading Gershonite Levite in David’s time (1Chr.23.9).

4. A descendant of Moses through his son Eliezer (1Chr.26.25). David set him and his relatives over the treasuries that were dedicated to the Lord to maintain his house.

5. A son or daughter of Rehoboam, king of Judah (2Chr.11.20), and therefore brother or sister of King Abijah of Judah.

6. A daughter of Zerubbabel (not the Zerubbabel who led back the Jews at the request of Cyrus, but his cousin, both named “Zerubbabel,” i.e., “born in Babylon”) and sister of Meshullam and Hannaniah (1Chr.3.19).

7. An ancestor of a family of 160 men who returned with Ezra in 457 b.c. (Ezra.8.10). LXX has “of the sons of Bani, Shelomith, the son of Josiphiah,” while the Hebrew text followed by the English is obscure.