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Hebrew - Meshullam

(meh sshyool' lam) Personal name meaning, “allied,” or “given as a replacement.” 1. Grandfather of Shaphan, King Josiah's secretary (2 Kings 22:3). See Josiah. 2. A son of Zerubbabel (1 Chronicles 3:19). See Zerubbabel. 3. A member of the tribe of Gad who lived in Bashan (1 Chronicles 5:13). 4. A son of Elpaal (1 Chronicles 8:17).

5. A son of Hodaviah, father of Sallu (1 Chronicles 9:7). 6. A son of Shephatiah (1 Chronicles 9:8). 7. A member of the priestly family, a son of Zadok, and the father of Hilkiah (1 Chronicles 9:11). See Zadok. 8. A son of Meshillemith of the priestly Zadokite family (1 Chronicles 9:12). See Zadok. 9. A descendant of Kohathite, one of the foremen during the repairs made in the Temple following the finding of the Book of Deuteronomy during Josiah's reign (2 Chronicles 34:12).

10. One sent by Ezra to secure the services of a Levite for a group of returning exiles (Ezra 8:15-18). He later opposed Ezra's plan to end foreign marriages because he had a foreign wife himself (Ezra 10:29). 11. A son of Berechiah, he helped Nehemiah repair the walls around Jerusalem following the return from Babylon (Nehemiah 3:4). 12. A son of Besodiah who helped repair the old gate (the Jeshanah Gate, NIV) when Nehemiah repaired the walls of Jerusalem (Nehemiah 3:6). See Nehemiah. 13. He stood beside Ezra as the scribe read the Law to the people of Jerusalem (Nehemiah 8:2-4). 14. One of the priests who joined Nehemiah and others setting his seal to the covenant between the people and God (Nehemiah 10:7). 15. One of the leaders of the people who set his seal to the covenant between the people and God (Nehemiah 10:20). 16. A son of Ezra, head of a priestly house during the time of Jehoiakim was high priest (Nehemiah 12:13). 17. Another head of a priestly house when Jehoiakim was high priest; son of Ginnethon (Nehemiah 12:16).

18. A guard of the storerooms at the gates (Nehemiah 12:25 NIV). 19. A prince of Judah who participated in the procession to dedicate the rebuilt walls of Jerusalem (Nehemiah 12:33).

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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 'MESHULLAM'". "Holman Bible Dictionary".
<>. 1991.


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