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Cyclopedia of Biblical, Theological and Ecclesiastical Literature


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(Heb. סִלִּי, Sallay', perhaps lifted up, from סָלִל, salal; or basket-maker; Sept. Σηλεί, Σαλαϊ v, v.r. Σηλί ), the name of two Hebrews.

1. One of the leaders of the sons of Benjamin, who settled at Jerusalem with 928 tribesmen on the return from captivity (Nehemiah 11:8), B.C. cir. 459.

2. One of the chiefs of the priests who returned to Jerusalem with Zerubbabel (Nehemiah 12:20), B.C. cir. 459. He is elsewhere (Nehemiah 12:7) called SALLU (q.v.).

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McClintock, John. Strong, James. Entry for 'Sallai'. Cyclopedia of Biblical, Theological and Ecclesiastical Literature. Harper & Brothers. New York. 1870.

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