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SHAMMAH

(ssham' muh) Personal name of uncertain meaning, perhaps, “frightful” or “astonishing” or “he heard.” 1. Edomite tribe descended from Esau (Genesis 36:13). 2. Older brother of David (1 Samuel 16:9; 1 Samuel 17:13) and father of Jonadab (2 Samuel 13:3,2 Samuel 13:32) and Jonathan (2 Samuel 21:21) if the similar Hebrew spellings in 2 Samuel point to the same person mentioned in 1 Samuel. See Shimeah. 3. David's military heo (2 Samuel 23:25; spelled Shammoth in 1 Chronicles 11:27). 4. Another of David's military heroes (2 Samuel 23:33) or, with a slight change of the Hebrew text suggested by many commentators, the father of Jonathan, the military hero (REB, NRSV, NIV). 5. See Shamma 2. 6. See Shamhuth.


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These dictionary topics are from the Holman Bible Dictionary, published by Broadman & Holman, 1991. All rights reserved. Used by permission of Broadman & Holman.

Bibliography Information
Butler, Trent C. Editor.. "Entry for 'SHAMMAH'". "Holman Bible Dictionary".
<http://classic.studylight.org/dic/hbd/view.cgi?number=T5654>. 1991.

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