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Excerpt from the Lexham Bible Dictionary, the most advanced Bible dictionary.
One of Noah’s three sons, along with Ham and Japheth. All three brothers, along with their wives, accompanied Noah and his wife on the ark.
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Baker Encyclopedia of the Bible
Shem. Eldest son of Noah (Gn 5:32; 6:10; 7:13; 9:18, 23, 26, 27; 11:10; 1 Chr 1:4, 17–27; Lk 3:36) and the ancestor of the Semitic peoples (Gn 10:1, 21–31). Shem lived 600 years (cf. 11:10, 11). In Hebrew Shem means “name,” perhaps implying that Noah expected this son’s name to become great.After their
The International Standard Bible Encyclopedia, Revised
Shem shem [Heb. šēm; Gk. Sēm]; AV also SEM (Lk. 3:36). The firstborn son of Noah, and the brother of Ham and Japheth (Gen. 5:32; 6:10; 10:1; 1 Ch. 1:4; Lk. 3:36; etc.). Shem and his wife boarded the ark with his father and mother and his brothers and their wives (Gen. 7:13) and disembarked with them
Tyndale Bible Dictionary
SHEM Eldest son of Noah (Gn 5:32; 6:10; 7:13; 9:18, 23, 26–27; 11:10; 1 Chr 1:4, 17–27; Lk 3:36) and the ancestor of the Semitic peoples (Gn 10:1, 21–31). Shem lived 600 years (11:10–11). In Hebrew, Shem means “name,” perhaps implying that Noah expected this son’s name to become great.After their deliverance
The HarperCollins Bible Dictionary (Revised and Updated)
Shem (Heb., “name,” “renown”), one of the three sons of Noah. Shem occupies a special place among the sons of Noah because he was the eldest (5:32; 9:18), the recipient of special blessing (9:26, nrsv), and the ancestor of a group of peoples that included the Hebrews (Eber, 10:21, 24). The modern term
The Wycliffe Bible Encyclopedia
SHEM. The first son of Noah (Gen 5:32; 6:10; 9:8; 10:1; 1 Chr 1:4). With Noah his father, and Japheth and Ham his brothers, he went through the Flood in the ark (Gen 7:13; 8:18). After the Flood Noah planted a vineyard and from the vintage became drunk. Upon report of his nakedness, Shem took the lead
The New Bible Dictionary, Third Edition
SHEM. The eldest son of Noah (Gn. 5:32; 6:10; 1 Ch. 1:4), and the ancestor of many descendants (Gn. 10). He was one of the eight people to escape the Flood in the ark (Gn. 7:13), and after it, when Noah was drunk, he and Japheth covered their father’s nakedness (Gn. 9:18, 23, 26–27). Two years after
Eerdmans Dictionary of the Bible
Shem (Heb. šēm; Gk. Sēm)A son of Noah, brother of Ham and Japheth (Gen. 5:32). Shem is listed as the first and eldest (cf. Gen. 9:24; 10:21) son of Noah, though in genealogical accounts he appears last (Gen. 10:21–31; 1 Chr. 1:4, 17–27), perhaps to emphasize his paternity of the individuals who follow.
Eerdmans Bible Dictionary
Dictionary of Deities and Demons in the Bible
SHEM שׁםI. The name of Shem, one of the three sons of →Noah, literally means ‘name’ (Gen 5:32; 6:10; 7:13; 9; 10; 1 Chron 1; Sir 49:16; HALAT 1435). šm occurs as a theophoric element in personal names from Ebla (Gordon 1988:153–154). A deity Shem is probably present as theophoric element in names like
Catholic Bible Dictionary
SHEM (Hebrew, “name”) The eldest son of Noah (Gen 5:32, 6:10; 1 Chr 1:4; Sir 49:16; Luke 3:36). He and his brothers survived the Flood by joining Noah on the ark with their wives (Gen 7:13–15) and so shared in the Noahic covenant that followed (Gen 9:1–17). With Japheth, he showed respect for their father,
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