Duration: 365 days
Shallum, Shallun [Shăl’lum]—recompense, retribution or spoilation.
- A son of Jabesh, who slew Zechariah, son of Jeroboam II. He became King of Israel for one month just before the near extinction of the nation, and was slain by Menahem, son of Gadi (2 Kings 15:10, 13-15).
- A son of Tikvah and husband of Huldah the prophetess in the days of Josiah (2 Kings 22:14; 2 Chron. 34:22).
- A son of Sisamai and father of Jakaniah, also a descendant of Judah (1 Chron. 2:40, 41).
- The fourth son of king Josiah (1 Chron. 3:15).
- Grandson of Simeon, second son of Jacob and a descendant of Shaul (1 Chron. 4:25).
- The father of Hilkiah, a member of the high priestly family of Zadok and an ancestor of Ezra (1 Chron. 6:12, 13; Ezra 7:2). Called Meshullam in 1 Chronicles 9:11.
- The fourth son of Naphtali, the second son of Bilhah, Rachel’s handmaid (1 Chron. 7:13). Called Shillem in Genesis 46:24.
- A son of Kore, a Korhite and chief porter at the sanctuary (1 Chron. 9:17, 19, 31; Ezra 2:42; Neh. 7:45).
- The father of Jehizkiah who opposed the reduction of Jewish captives to slaves (2 Chron. 28:12).
- A Tabernacle gatekeeper whose foreign wife was put away (Ezra 10:24).
- One of the sons of Bani who also had taken a foreign wife (Ezra 10:42).
- A son of Halohesh, ruler of the half of Jerusalem, who with his daughters assisted in the repair of the wall (Neh. 3:12).
- A son of Col-hozeh, ruler of part of Mizpah, who repaired the gate of the fountain (Neh. 3:15).
- The father of Hanameel, uncle to the prophet Jeremiah (Jer. 32:7, 8).
- The father of Maaseiah, an officer of the Temple in the time of Jehoiakim (Jer. 35:4).
Devotional content drawn from All the Men of the Bible by Herbert Lockyer. Used with permission.