Genesis 38:5
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New International Version
She gave birth to still another son and named him Shelah. It was at Kezib that she gave birth to him.

King James Bible
And she yet again conceived, and bare a son; and called his name Shelah: and he was at Chezib, when she bare him.

Darby Bible Translation
And again she bore a son, and she called his name Shelah; and he was at Chezib when she bore him.

World English Bible
She yet again bore a son, and named him Shelah: and he was at Chezib, when she bore him.

Young's Literal Translation
and she addeth again, and beareth a son, and calleth his name Shelah; and he was in Chezib in her bearing him.

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Clarke's Commentary on the Bible

And he was at Chezib when she bare him - This town is supposed to be the same with Achzib, which fell to the tribe of Judah, Joshua 15:44. "The name," says Ainsworth, "has in Hebrew the signification of lying; and to it the prophet alludes, saying the houses of Achzib shall be (Achzab) a lie to the kings of Israel, Micah 1:14."

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Shelah.

Genesis 38:11,26 Then said Judah to Tamar his daughter in law, Remain a widow at your father's house, till Shelah my son be grown: for he said...

Genesis 46:12 And the sons of Judah; Er, and Onan, and Shelah, and Pharez, and Zarah: but Er and Onan died in the land of Canaan...

Numbers 26:20 And the sons of Judah after their families were; of Shelah, the family of the Shelanites: of Pharez, the family of the Pharzites...

1 Chronicles 4:21 The sons of Shelah the son of Judah were, Er the father of Lecah, and Laadah the father of Mareshah...

Chezib. Chezib is said, by Eusebius and Jerome, to have been situated near Adullam, and to be then uninhabited.

Library
Because, Therefore, Lying Heretics Find not in the Books of the New Testament Any...
29. Because, therefore, lying heretics find not in the books of the New Testament any precedents of lying which are meet to be imitated, they esteem themselves to be most copious in their disputation wherein they opine that it is right to lie, when from the old prophetical books, because it doth not appear therein, save to the few who understand, to what must be referred the significative sayings and doings which as such be true, they seem to themselves to find out and allege many that be lies. But
St. Augustine—Against Lying

Genesis
The Old Testament opens very impressively. In measured and dignified language it introduces the story of Israel's origin and settlement upon the land of Canaan (Gen.--Josh.) by the story of creation, i.-ii. 4a, and thus suggests, at the very beginning, the far-reaching purpose and the world-wide significance of the people and religion of Israel. The narrative has not travelled far till it becomes apparent that its dominant interests are to be religious and moral; for, after a pictorial sketch of
John Edgar McFadyen—Introduction to the Old Testament

Cross References
Genesis 38:6
Judah got a wife for Er, his firstborn, and her name was Tamar.

Numbers 26:20
The descendants of Judah by their clans were: through Shelah, the Shelanite clan; through Perez, the Perezite clan; through Zerah, the Zerahite clan.

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