But the Amorites would dwell in mount Heres in Aijalon, and in Shaalbim: yet the hand of the house of Joseph prevailed, so that they became tributaries.
1 Kings 4:
The son of Dekar, in Makaz, and in Shaalbim, and Bethshemesh, and Elonbethhanan:
Holman Bible Dictionary
(ssha al' bim) Place name meaning, “place of foxes.” Spelled and interpreted differently in different texts and early Greek versions. See Judges 1:35 ). Part of Solomon's second district for supplying provisions for the royal household (1 Kings 4:9 ). Its location is probably modern Selbit seven miles southeast of Lydda and three miles northwest of Ajalon. David's military hero Eliahba came from Shaalbim (2 Samuel 23:32 ).
Hastings' Dictionary of the Bible
SHAALBIM . A town mentioned with Mt. Heres and Aijalon as being occupied by the Amorites ( Judges 1:35 ). It was, with Makaz and Beth-shemesh, in the district of one of Solomon’s commissariat officers ( 1 Kings 4:9 ); and if it be the same place as Shaalabbin, it is mentioned with Aijalon and Beth-shemesh in Joshua 19:42 . It is probably identical with Shaalbon , the home of one of David’s heroes, who is called ‘the Shaalbonite ’ ( 2 Samuel 23:32 , 1 Chronicles 11:33 ). It may perhaps be identified with SelbÃ®t , about 8 miles N. of Beth-shemesh. Possibly Shaalbim should be read for Shaalim in 1 Samuel 9:4 .
Fausset's Bible Dictionary
("place of foxes or jackals".) The common form for SHAALABBIM (Judges 1:35). Held by the Amorites, but at last reduced to be tributary by the house of Joseph. One of Solomon's commissariat districts (1 Kings 4:9). SHAALBONITE (2 Samuel 23:32) probably means "a native of Shaalbim".
Morrish Bible Dictionary
- Shaalabbin, Shaalbim
City in Dan. Joshua 19:42 ; Judges 1:35 ; 1 Kings 4:9 . Identified with Selbit, 31 52' N, 34 59' E .
Hitchcock's Bible Names
That beholds the heart
American Tract Society Bible Dictionary
A town of God, long held by the Amorites, Joshua 19:42 ; Judges 1:35 , but in the time of Solomon the headquarters of one of his commissaries, 1 Kings 4:9 .
- (sshay al' buhn) RSV, NRSV, TEV, REB rendering of Shaalbonite, representing an alternative Hebrew spelling of Shaalbim
- Designation of Eliahba as belonging to the city of Shaalbim
- ” Town in tribal territory of Dan (Joshua 19:42 ); apparently the same as Shaalbim
- The place is sometimes equated with Shaalbim
or the land of Shual
- Ben Dekar, was Solomon's commissariat officer in the western part of the hill-country of Judah and Benjamin, Shaalbim
. Possibly Shaalbim
should be read for Shaalim in 1 Samuel 9:4
- SHAALBONITE (2 Samuel 23:32) probably means "a native of Shaalbim
- David's military hero Eliahba came from Shaalbim
(2 Samuel 23:32 )
- That jackals were common in Palestine appears from the names of places compounded with shual , as Hagar-shual, Shaalbim
; (compare Foxhayes, etc
- Later, two other Amorite cities, Aijalon and Shaalbim
, hindered the settlement of Dan near the Philistine border (Judges 1:34-36 )
- These ravines were frequented once by many wild beasts, as the names of places testify: Zeboim, "hyaenas" (1 Samuel 13:17-18); Shual and Shaalbim
(Judges 1:35), "foxes" or "jackals"; Ajalon, "gazelle