1 Kings 4:18
Shimei the son of Elah, in Benjamin:
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(18) The eleventh division, the territory of Benjamin (properly including Jerusalem itself), though small, is singularly strong and populous, including Jericho, Bethel, Gibeon, Ramah, extending from Judah to Ephraim, and commanding the centre of the high land of what was afterwards the kingdom of Judah.

4:1-19 In the choice of the great officers of Solomon's court, no doubt, his wisdom appeared. Several are the same that were in his father's time. A plan was settled by which no part of the country was exhausted to supply his court, though each sent its portion.See the margin. Ahinadab had the territory from the places last mentioned as far as Mahanaim Genesis 32:2. 8. The son of Hur—or, as the Margin has it, Benhur, Bendekar. In the rural parts of Syria, and among the Arabs, it is still common to designate persons not by their own names, but as the sons of their fathers. The son of Elah; which he adds to distinguish him from that cursed and cursing Shimei, 2 Samuel 16:5.

Shimei the son of Elah in Benjamin. So described, to distinguish him from that Shimei that cursed David, who was of the same tribe; See Gill on 2 Samuel 16:5. Shimei the son of Elah, in Benjamin:
18. Elah] The usual manner of transliteration requires Ela, like Baana in 16.

Verse 18. - Shimei the son of Elah [by some identified with the Shimei of chapter 1 Kings 1:8. But see note there], in Benjamin. [It is noteworthy that Shimei was a Benjamite name, 2 Samuel 16:5, 11.] 1 Kings 4:18Shimei the son of Elah, possibly the one mentioned in 1 Kings 1:8, in Benjamin.
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