The second-named son of Joktan and founder of one of the early post-Flood families. (Gen. 10:26; 1 Chron. 1:20) Arabian equivalents of this name are found in Sabean inscriptions (dated before the seventh century B.C.E.) that speak of a Yemenite district of Salaf or Salif. Another form of the name may have survived in Sulaf, a place some sixty miles (97 kilometers) N of Yemen’s capital Sanʽa. These similarities, however, only suggest in a general way where Sheleph’s descendants settled.