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Hebrew: שָׁ֫לַח —meaning: petition

also known as: Shelach, Sala, Salah

This was the name of 2 biblical men and appears 9 times in Scripture. The first occurance is in Genesis 10:24.

  1. Shelah, a son of Arphaxad

    (1 Chronicles 1:18)

    He was the 2nd post-Flood patriarch after Shem. His son Eber (Heber) was born when Shelah was 30 years old.


    Noah Shem Arphaxad (Arpachshad) Cainan Shelah (Sala) Eber (Heber—patriarch of the Hebrews) Peleg Reu Serug Nahor Terah Abram (Abraham) Isaac and Ishmael
  2. Shelah, the 3rd son of Judah

    Selah’s grandfather is Jacob (aka Israel).

    His mother is Shuah, a Canaanite. He was born at Chezib (Genesis 38:2, 5, 11, 14).

Article Version: July 11, 2021