First name Shelah in the world's Bibles

In the bible, Shelah is the name of the son of Arpachshad (GEN 10:24, GEN 11:12), as well as name of third-born son of Judah (GEN 38:5). Meaning of the name: that breaks; that unties; that undresses. Related names are: Judah, Er, Arphaxad . The translations of Shelah in 78 languages of the Bible are illustrated in the
below, from Salá in Spanish to Selah in Arabic!
Name Shelah in the world's Bibles
And she yet again conceived, and bare a son; and called his name Shelah: and he was at Chezib, when she bare him. (GEN 38:5)
Then said Judah to Tamar his daughter in law, Remain a widow at thy father's house, till Shelah my son be grown: for he said, Lest peradventure he die also, as his brethren did. And Tamar went and dwelt in her father's house. (GEN 38:11)
And she put her widow's garments off from her, and covered her with a vail, and wrapped herself, and sat in an open place, which is by the way to Timnath; for she saw that Shelah was grown, and she was not given unto him to wife. (GEN 38:14)
And Judah acknowledged them, and said, She hath been more righteous than I; because that I gave her not to Shelah my son. And he knew her again no more. (GEN 38:26)
And the sons of Judah; Er, and Onan, and Shelah, and Pharez, and Zerah: but Er and Onan died in the land of Canaan. And the sons of Pharez were Hezron and Hamul. (GEN 46:12)
And the sons of Judah after their families were; of Shelah, the family of the Shelanites: of Pharez, the family of the Pharzites: of Zerah, the family of the Zarhites. (NUM 26:20)
And Arphaxad begat Shelah, and Shelah begat Eber. (1CH 1:18)
And Arphaxad begat Shelah, and Shelah begat Eber. (1CH 1:18)
Shem, Arphaxad, Shelah, (1CH 1:24)
The sons of Judah; Er, and Onan, and Shelah: which three were born unto him of the daughter of Shua the Canaanitess. And Er, the firstborn of Judah, was evil in the sight of the LORD; and he slew him. (1CH 2:3)
The sons of Shelah the son of Judah were, Er the father of Lecah, and Laadah the father of Mareshah, and the families of the house of them that wrought fine linen, of the house of Ashbea, (1CH 4:21)
And Arphaxad begat Salah; and Salah begat Eber. (GEN 10:24)

Popularity of the name Shelah in its translations around the world

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