Shu'nammite (Heb. with the art. hash-Shunammith'. השּׁוּנִמּית [in 1Ki 2:22, the shorter form הִשֻּׁמַּית], the Shunammitess; Sept. ἡ Σωμανεῖτις v.r. Σουμανιτις), a native of SHUNEM, as is plain from 2Ki 4:1. It is applied to two persons — Abishag, the nurse of king David (1Ki 1:3,15; 1Ki 2:17,21-22), and the nameless hostess of Elisha (2Ki 12:21,21). See Woodward, Lectures on the Shunammite (Lond. 1840). The modern representative of Shunem being Solam, some have suggested (as Gesenius, Thesaur. p. 1379 b), or positively affirmed (as Furst, Handwb. 2, 422), that Shunammite is identical with Shulammite (Song 6:13). But this lacks probability.