A town of God, long held by the Amorites, Joshua 19:42; Judges 1:35, but in the time of Solomon the headquarters of one of his commissaries, 1 Kings 4:9.
These dictionary topics are from American Tract Society Bible Dictionary published in 1859. Public Domain, copy freely.
Rand, W. W. "Entry for 'SHAALBIM'". "American Tract Society Bible Dictionary".