Sha'lim (Heb. Shaalim', שִׁעֲלַי ם, region of foxes; Sept. Σεγαλίμ, v.r. Σααλείμ, Ε᾿ασακέμ), a region (אֶרֶוֹ, "land") through which Saul, the son of Kish, went in search of his father's asses (1Sa 9:4). It is identified by Schwarz (Palest. p. 155) with Skual, near Ophrah (1Sa 13:17). "It appears to have lain between the 'land of Shalisha' and the 'land of Yemini' (probably, but by no means certainly, that of Benjamin). In the uncertainty which attends the route — its starting point and termination no less than its whole course — it is very difficult to hazard any conjecture on the position of Shalim. The spelling of the name in the original shows that it had no connection with Shalem or with the modern Salim east of Nablus (though between these two there is probably nothing in common except the name). It is more possibly identical with the 'land of Shual' (q.v.), the situation of which appears, from some circumstances attending its mention, to be almost necessarily fixed in the neighborhood of Taivibeh, i.e. nearly six miles north of Michmash, and about nine from Gibeah of Saul." SEE RAMAH.
⇒Bible concordance for SHALIM.