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SHELUMIEL (shē-lū'mĭ-ĕl, Heb. shelumî’ēl, God is peace). A chief Simeonite in the days of Moses. He helped take the census and presented an offering for his tribe when the tabernacle was dedicated (Num.1.6; Num.7.36).

SHELUMIEL shĭ lōō’ mĭ əl (שְׁלֻמִיאֵ֖ל, God (El) is (my) welfare or peace). The son of Zurishaddai, and the leading official of the tribe of Simeon after the Exodus. He assisted in the census of Numbers 1 and in other representative capacities (Num 1:6; 2:12; 7:36, 41; 10:19). In the Apoc. his name appears as Salamiel, the son of Salasadai, in the genealogy of the heroine Judith (Judg 8:1; KJV SAMAEL).

International Standard Bible Encyclopedia (1915)

(shelumi’el; both the punctuation and interpretation are in doubt. Massoretic Text punctuates the first element as a passive participle; the use of the participle in compounds is common in Assyrian but rare in Heb (compare Gray, HPN, 200). The meaning of the present form, if it be correct, is "at peace with God" (Hommel, Ancient Hebrew Tradition, 200, "my friend is God"). Septuagint reads Salamiel: Prince of the tribe of Simeon (Nu 1:6; 2:12; 7:36,41; 10:19). The genealogy of Judith (8:1) is carried back to this Shelumiel or Shelamiel, called there "Salamiel."

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