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sal´mı̄ , sal´mā́ - ı̄ ( שׂלמי , salmay ; the King James Version, Shalmai (the King James Version in Nehemiah 7:48 is "Shalmai" = Ezra 2:46 ); the Revised Version (British and American) "Salmai"): The eponym of a family of Nethinim, called "Shamlai" in Ezra 2:46 ( Ḳerē , שׁמלי , shamlay , Kethı̄bh , שׁלמי , shalmay , followed by the King James Version text, "Shalmai"; Codex Vaticanus Σαμαάν , Samaán ; Codex Alexandrinus Σελαμί , Selamı́ ; Nehemiah 7:48 , Codex Vaticanus Σαλεμεί , Salemeı́ ; Codex Alexandrinus Σελμεί , Selmeı́ ; Codex Sinaiticus Σαμαεί , Samaeı́ ). The name suggests a foreign reign. In 1 Esdras 5:30 the corresponding name is "Subai."

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Orr, James, M.A., D.D. General Editor. Entry for 'Salmai'. International Standard Bible Encyclopedia. 1915.

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