Meshelemiah (Mi-shel´uh-mi´uh)

A Korahite Levite who was the head of a family of gatekeepers in the time of David (1Chr 9:21; 1Chr 26:1-2). He is probably the same person elsewhere called Shallum (1Chr 9:17; 1Chr 9:19; possibly also 1Chr 9:31) and Shelemiah (1Chr 26:14). A postexilic family group of gatekeepers were called “descendants of Shallum” and are assumed to be descendants of Meshelemiah (Ezra 2:42; Neh 7:45).

1Chr 9:21

21Zechariah son of Meshelemiah was gatekeeper at the entrance of the tent of meeting.

1Chr 26:1-2

The Gatekeepers
1As for the divisions of the gatekeepers: of the Korahites, Meshelemiah son of Kore, of the sons of Asaph.2Meshelemiah had sons: Zechariah the f ... View more

1Chr 9:17

17The gatekeepers were: Shallum, Akkub, Talmon, Ahiman; and their kindred Shallum was the chief,

1Chr 9:19

19Shallum son of Kore, son of Ebiasaph, son of Korah, and his kindred of his ancestral house, the Korahites, were in charge of the work of the service, guardian ... View more

1Chr 9:31

31and Mattithiah, one of the Levites, the firstborn of Shallum the Korahite, was in charge of making the flat cakes.

1Chr 26:14

14The lot for the east fell to Shelemiah. They cast lots also for his son Zechariah, a prudent counselor, and his lot came out for the north.

Ezra 2:42

42The descendants of the gatekeepers: of Shallum, of Ater, of Talmon, of Akkub, of Hatita, and of Shobai, in all one hundred thirty-nine.

Neh 7:45

45The gatekeepers: the descendants of Shallum, of Ater, of Talmon, of Akkub, of Hatita, of Shobai, one hundred thirty-eight.

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