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(sshehm) Personal name meaning, “name.” Noah's oldest son and original ancestor of Semitic peoples including Israel (Genesis 5:32 ; Genesis 6:10 ; Genesis 7:13 ; Genesis 9:18-27 ; Genesis 10:1 ,Genesis 10:1,10:21-22 ,Genesis 10:21-22,10:31 ; Genesis 11:10-11 ). He carried God's blessing (Genesis 9:26-27 ). Through his line came Abraham and the covenant of blessing.

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These dictionary topics are from the Holman Bible Dictionary, published by Broadman & Holman, 1991. All rights reserved. Used by permission of Broadman & Holman.

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Butler, Trent C. Editor. Entry for 'Shem'. Holman Bible Dictionary. 1991.

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