Metaphysical meaning of Shaalim (mbd)
Shaalim (A. V., Shalim), sha'-a-lim (Heb.)--burrows; burrowers; foxes; jackals; foxes' region; land of jackals.
Meta. The wisdom, slyness, and cunning of the senses, which exist secretly in the consciousness. There must be a substance of good in this wisdom, even if it does seem to be of the outer senses instead of originating in Spirit, since Shaalbim provided some of the provisions for Solomon's household (I Kings 4:9; see SHAALBONITE also).