Shealtiel (Shee-al´tee-uhl; Heb., “God is a shield” or “God is victor”)

A son of the Judean king Jeconiah (Jehoiachin). He was the father of Zerubbabel, the leader of postexilic returnees (but 1Chr 3:17-19 calls him Zerubbabel’s uncle). Shealtiel thus connected the royal family of King Jeconiah with postexilic Judean developments under Zerubbabel.

1Chr 3:17-19

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