(governor of Moab), head of one of the chief houses of the tribe of Judah. of the individual or the occasion of his receiving so singular a name nothing is known certainty but as we read in (1 Chronicles 4:22) of a family of Shilonites, of the tribe of Judah, who in very early times "had dominion in Moab," it may be conjectured that this was the origin of the name.
Main reference: Smith's Bible Dictionary (1860s)
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