Sheal'tiel (Heb. Shealtiel', שׁאִלתַּיאֵל, asked of God; Anglicized thus in the A.V. at Ezr 3:2,8; Ezr 5:2; Ne 12:1; Hag 1:1; but "Salathiel" at 1Ch 3:17; also in the contracted form Shaltiel', שַׁלתַּיאֵל, "Shealtiel," Hag 1:12,14; Hag 2:2; Sept., Apocrypha, Josephus, and N. Test., Σαλαθιήλ; "Salathiel," 1 Esdr. 5:5, 48, 56; 6:2; 2 Esdr. 5:16; Mt 1:12; Lu 3:27), the son of Jechoniah, or Jehoiachin, king of Judah, and father of Zorobabel, according to Mt 1:12, but son of Neri (Neriah) and father of Zorobabel (Zerubbabel) according to Lu 3:27; while the genealogy in 1Ch 3:17-19 leaves it doubtful whether he is the son of Assir or Jechoniah, and makes Zerubbabel his nephew. The truth seems to be that he was the son of the captive prince Jechoniah, or Jehoiachin (for the prophecy in Jer 22:30 seems only to mean that he should have no successor on the throne), by a daughter of Neri, or Neriah, of the private line of David; and that having himself no heir, he adopted his nephew Zerubbabel, or perhaps was the father of this last by his deceased brother's widow. B.C. cir. 580. SEE GENEALOGY OF CHRIST.

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