befriended. (1.) One of the chief Gadites in Bashan in the time of Jotham (1 Chr. 5:13). (2.) Grandfather of Shaphan, "the scribe," in the reign of Josiah (2 Kings 22:3). (3.) A priest, father of Hilkiah (1 Chr. 9:11; Neh. 11:11), in the reign of Ammon; called Shallum in 1 Chr. 6:12. (4.) A Levite of the family of Kohath (2 Chr. 34:12), in the reign of Josiah. (5.) 1 Chr. 8:17. (6.) 1 Chr. 3:19. (7.) Neh. 12:13. (8.) A chief priest (Neh. 12:16). (9.) One of the leading Levites in the time of Ezra (8:16). (10.) A priest (1 Chr. 9:12). (11.) One of the principal Israelites who supported Ezra when expounding the law to the people (Neh. 8:4).
And next unto them repaired meshullam the son of Berechiah, the son of Meshezabeel.
meshullam was there; but one man was conspicuous by his absence.
Under the inspiration of meshullam, he spent the years 1161 to 1186 in making a series of translations from Arabic into Hebrew.
After him repaired meshullam the son of Berechiah over against his chamber.
Next to them repaired meshullam the son of Berechiah, the son of Meshezabel.
We will notice one of these three men, meshullam, for we shall hear more of him presently.