Salmon (Hebrew: שַׂלְמוֹן Śalmōn) or Salmah (שַׂלְמָה Śalmā, Greek: Σαλμών) is a person mentioned in genealogies in both the Hebrew Scriptures (Old Testament) and in the New Testament. He was the son of Nahshon, married “Rachab” of Matthew 1:5 (possibly Rahab, of Jericho), and Boaz (or Booz) was their son.
What was salmon known for in the Bible?
Salmon was the father of Boaz and is an ancestor of both David and Jesus Christ. A member of Israel during its conquests in Canaan, Salmon later unites with Rahab after she joins Israel when Jericho is destroyed. Later they give birth to a son named Boaz. No narrative description of Salmon exists.
What does the name Salmon mean in the Bible?
In Biblical Names the meaning of the name Salmon is: Peaceable; perfect; he that rewards.