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sheleph in Smith's Bible Dictionary

(a drawing forth), the second in order of the sons of Joktan. #Ge 10:26; 1Ch 1:20|

sheleph in Schaff's Bible Dictionary

SHE'LEPH (drawn out), the second in order of the sons of Joktan. Gen 10:26; 1 Chr 1:20.

sheleph in Fausset's Bible Dictionary

Second of Joktan's sons (Genesis 10:26). Ptolemy (6:7) mentions the Salapeni among the ancient inhabitants of Arabia Felix. The geographer Yacut mentions the Es Sulaf or Beni es Silfan as inhabiting the Yemen. The traveler C. Niebuhr found them still in the Yemen, under the name Salfie, 60 miles S.W. of Senaa.