Shelemi'ah (Heb. Shelemyah', שֶׁלֶמיָה; but [except in Ezr 10:39; Ne 3:30; Ne 13:13; Jer 37:3,13] in the prolonged form, Shelemya'hu,
שֶׁלֵמַיָהוּ, repaid of Jehovah; Sept. Σαλεμία or Σελεμίας), the name of nine Hebrews.
1. A Levite appointed to guard the east entrance to the tabernacle under David, while his son Zechariah had the northern gate (1Ch 26:14). B.C. 1043. In 1Ch 9:21; 1Ch 26:1-2, he is called MESHELEMIAH; in Ne 12:25, MESHULLAM; and in 1Ch 9:17,31, SHALLUM.
2. Son of Cushi and father of Netaniah, which latter was father of the Jehudi whom the princes sent to Baruch with an invitation to read Jeremiah's roll to them (Jer 36:14). B.C. much ante 605.
3. Father of Jehucal or Jucal, which latter Zedekiah ordered to request Jeremiah to interceded for the city (Jer 37:3; Jer 38:1). B.C. ante 589.
4. Son of Hananiah and father of Irijah, which latter arrested Jeremiah as he was leaving the city (Jer 37:13). B.C. ante 589.
5. Son of Abdeel and one of those ordered to apprehend Baruch and Jeremiah (Jer 36:26). B.C. 604.
6. One of the "sons" of Bani who renounced their Gentile wives after the captivity (Ezr 10:39). B.C. 458.
7. Another of the "sons" of Bani who did the same (Ezr 10:41). B.C. 458.
8. Father of the Hananiah who repaired part of the walls of Jerusalem (Ne 3:30). B.C. ante 446. He is perhaps the same as "one of the apothecaries," i.e. manufacturers of the sacred incense, who is mentioned in Ne 3:8 as the father of Hananiah.
9. A priest appointed by Nehemiah as commissary of the Levitical tithes (Ne 8:13). B.C. cir. 434.