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Shem

The Bible

Bible Usage:

  • Shem used 17 times.

Dictionaries:

  • Included in Eastons: Yes
  • Included in Hitchcocks: Yes
  • Included in Naves: Yes
  • Included in Smiths: Yes
  • Included in Websters: No
  • Included in Strongs: Yes
  • Included in Thayers: No
  • Included in BDB: Yes

Strongs Concordance:

 

Easton's Bible Dictionary
Shem

A name; renown, the first mentioned of the sons of Noah (Genesis 5:32; 6:10). He was probably the eldest of Noah's sons. The words "brother of Japheth the elder" in Genesis 10:21 are more correctly rendered "the elder brother of Japheth," as in the Revised Version. Shem's name is generally mentioned first in the list of Noah's sons. He and his wife were saved in the ark (7:13). Noah foretold his preeminence over Canaan (9:23-27). He died at the age of six hundred years, having been for many years contemporary with Abraham, according to the usual chronology. The Israelitish nation sprang from him (Genesis 11:10-26; 1 Chronicles 1:24-27).


Hitchcock's Names Dictionary
Shem

name; renown


Naves Topical Index
Shem

Smith's Bible Dictionary
Shem

(name), the eldest son of Noah. (Genesis 5:32) He was 98 years old, married, and childless at the time of the flood. After it, he, with his father, brothers, sisters-in-law and wife, received the blessing of God, (Genesis 9:1) and entered into the covenant. With the help of his brother Japheth, he covered the nakedness of their father and received the first blessing. (Genesis 9:25-27) He died at the age of 630 years. The portion of the earth occupied by the descendants of Shem, (Genesis 10:21,31) begins at its northwestern extremity with Lydia, and includes Syria (Aram), Chald'a (Arphaxad), parts Of Assyria (Asshur), of Persia (Elam), and of the Arabian peninsula (Joktan). Modern scholars have given the name of Shemitic or Semitic to the languages spoken by his real or supposed descendants. [HEBREW LANGUAGE]


Easton's Bible Dictionary
Shema

Rumour.

1. A Reubenite (1 Chronicles 5:8).

2. A Benjamite (1 Chronicles 8:13).

3. One who stood by Ezra when he read the law (Nehemiah 8:4).

4. A town in the south of Judah (Joshua 15:26); the same as Sheba (ver. 5).


Hitchcock's Names Dictionary
Shema

hearing; obeying


Naves Topical Index
Shema

1. A city of Judah
Joshua 15:26

2. A son of Hebron
1 Chronicles 2:43-44

3. Son of Joel

General references
1 Chronicles 5:8

Called Shemaiah
1 Chronicles 5:4

4. A Benjamite
1 Chronicles 8:13

5. A man who stood at the right hand of Ezra when he read the law to the people
Nehemiah 8:4


Smith's Bible Dictionary
Shema

  1. A Reubenite, ancestor of Bela. (1 Chronicles 5:8) (B.C. before 1090.)
  2. Son of Elpaal. (1 Chronicles 8:13) Probably the same as Shimhi. (B.C. after 1450.)
  3. One of those who stood at Ezra's right hand when he read the law to the people. (Nehemiah 8:4) (B.C. 458.)
  4. (Joshua 15:26) [SHEBA]


Easton's Bible Dictionary
Shemaah

Rumour, a Benjamite whose sons "came to David to Ziklag" (1 Chronicles 12:3).


Naves Topical Index
Shemaah

Father of two of David's mighty men.
1 Chronicles 12:3


Smith's Bible Dictionary
Shemaah

(the rumor), a Benjamite of Gibeah, and father of Ahiezer and Joash. (1 Chronicles 12:3) (B.C. before 1054.)


Easton's Bible Dictionary
Shemaiah

Whom Jehovah heard.

1. A prophet in the reign of Rehoboam (1 Kings 12:22-24).

2. Nehemiah 3:29.

3. A Simeonite (1 Chronicles 4:37).

4. A priest (Nehemiah 12:42).

5. A Levite (1 Chronicles 9:16).

6. 1 Chronicles 9:14; Nehemiah 11:15.

7. A Levite in the time of David, who with 200 of his brethren took part in the bringing up of the ark from Obed-edom to Hebron (1 Chronicles 15:8).

8. A Levite (1 Chronicles 24:6).

9. The eldest son of Obed-edom (1 Chronicles 26:4-8).

10. A Levite (2 Chronicles 29:14).

11. A false prophet who hindered the rebuilding of Jerusalem (Nehemiah 6:10).

12. A prince of Judah who assisted at the dedication of the wall of Jerusalem (Nehemiah 12:34-36).

13. A false prophet who opposed Jeremiah (Jeremiah 29:24-32).

14. One of the Levites whom Jehoshaphat appointed to teach the law (2 Chronicles 17:8).

15. A Levite appointed to "distribute the oblations of the Lord" (2 Chronicles 31:15).

16. A Levite (2 Chronicles 35:9).

17. The father of Urijah the prophet (Jeremiah 26:20).

18. The father of a prince in the reign of Jehoiakim (Jeremiah 36:12).


Hitchcock's Names Dictionary
Shemaiah

that hears or obeys the Lord


Naves Topical Index
Shemaiah

1. A prophet in the time of Rehoboam:

Prevents Rehoboam from war with Jeroboam
1 Kings 12:22-24; 2 Chronicles 11:2-4

Prophesies the punishment of Rehoboam by Shishak, king of Egypt
2 Chronicles 12:5; 2 Chronicles 12:7

Writes chronicles
2 Chronicles 12:15

2. A descendant of David
1 Chronicles 3:22

3. A Simeonite
1 Chronicles 4:37

4. Son of Joel

General references
1 Chronicles 5:4

Called Shema
1 Chronicles 5:8

5. A Merarite:

General references
1 Chronicles 9:14

In charge of the business of the temple in time of Nehemiah
Nehemiah 11:15-16

6. Son of Galal
1 Chronicles 9:16

Called Shammua
Nehemiah 11:17

7. A chief Levite in time of David; assisted in moving the ark from Obed-Edom
1 Chronicles 15:8; 1 Chronicles 15:11

8. A Levite who assisted in the division of the priests
1 Chronicles 24:6

9. A porter of the temple in time of David
1 Chronicles 26:4; 1 Chronicles 26:6-7

10. A Levite sent by Jehoshaphat to instruct the people in the law
2 Chronicles 17:8

11. A Levite, son of Jeduthun
2 Chronicles 29:14

12. A Levite
2 Chronicles 31:15

13. A Levite who contributed largely for Passover sacrifices
2 Chronicles 35:9

14. A Jew who returned from Babylon with Ezra
Ezra 8:13

15. A chief man with Ezra
Ezra 8:16

16. A priest who put away his Gentile wife
Ezra 10:21

17. An Israelite who put away his Gentile wife
Ezra 10:31

18. Keeper of the East Gate of Jerusalem in the time of Nehemiah
Nehemiah 3:29

19. A false prophet in the time of Nehemiah
Nehemiah 6:10

20. A priest who sealed the covenant with Nehemiah
Nehemiah 10:8

21. A priest with Zerubbabel
Nehemiah 12:6; Nehemiah 12:18

22. A priest
Nehemiah 12:35

23. The name of three men who celebrated the dedication of the new wall of Jerusalem
Nehemiah 12:34; Nehemiah 12:36; Nehemiah 12:42

24. Father of the prophet Urijah
Jeremiah 26:20

25. A false prophet
Jeremiah 29:24-32

26. Father of Delaiah
Jeremiah 36:12


Smith's Bible Dictionary
Shemaiah

(heard by Jehovah).

  1. A prophet in the reign of Rehoboam. (1 Kings 12:22; 2 Chronicles 11:2) (B.C. 972.) He wrote a chronicle containing the events of Rehoboam's reign. (2 Chronicles 12:5,15)
  2. The son of Shechaniah, among the descendants of Zerubbabel. (1 Chronicles 3:23; Nehemiah 3:28)
  3. A prince of the tribe of Simeon. (1 Chronicles 4:27)
  4. Son of Joel, Reubenite. (1 Chronicles 5:4) (B.C. after 1706.)
  5. Son of Hasshub, a Merarite Levite. (1 Chronicles 9:14; Nehemiah 11:15)
  6. Father of Obadiah or Abda, a Levite. (1 Chronicles 9:16)
  7. Son of Elizaphan, and chief of his house in the reign of David. (1 Chronicles 15:8,11) (B.C. 1043.)
  8. A Levite, son of Nethaneel and also a scribe in the time of David. (1 Chronicles 24:6) (B.C. 1014.)
  9. The eldest son of Obed-edom the Gittite. (1 Chronicles 26:4,6,7) (B.C. 1014.)
  10. A descendant of Jeduthun the singer who lived in the reign of Hezekiah (2 Chronicles 29:14)
  11. One of the sons of Adonikam who returned with Ezra. (Ezra 5:13)
  12. One of Ezra's messengers. (Ezra 8:16)
  13. A priest of the family of Harim, who put away his foreign wife at Ezra's bidding. (Ezra 10:21) (B.C. 455.)
  14. A layman of Isr'l son of another Harim, who had also married a foreigner. (Ezra 10:31) (B.C. 458.)
  15. Son of Delaiah the son of Mehetabeel, a prophet in the time of Nehemiah. (Nehemiah 6:10) (B.C. 446.)
  16. The head of a priestly house who signed the covenant with Nehemiah. (Nehemiah 10:8; 12:6,18) (B.C. 410.)
  17. One of the princes of Judah at the time of the dedication of Jerusalem. (Nehemiah 12:34)
  18. One of the choir on the same occasion. (Nehemiah 12:38)
  19. A priest. (Nehemiah 12:42)
  20. A false prophet in the time of Jeremiah. (Jeremiah 29:24-32)
  21. A Levite in the reign of Jehoshaphat. (2 Chronicles 17:8) (B.C. 909.)
  22. A Levite in the reign of Hezekiah. (2 Chronicles 31:15) (B.C. 726.)
  23. A Levite in the reign of Josiah. (2 Chronicles 35:9) (B.C. 628.)
  24. The father of Urijah of Kirjath-jearim. (Jeremiah 26:20) (B.C. before 608.)
  25. The father of Delaiah. (Jeremiah 36:12) (B.C. before 605.)


Easton's Bible Dictionary
Shemariah

Whom Jehovah guards.

1. One who joined David at Ziklag (1 Chronicles 12:5).

2. Ezra 10:32, 41.


Hitchcock's Names Dictionary
Shemariah

God is my guard


Naves Topical Index
Shemariah

1. One of David's mighty men
1 Chronicles 12:5

2. Name of two Israelites who put away Gentile wives
Ezra 10:32; Ezra 10:41


Smith's Bible Dictionary
Shemariah

(kept by Jehovah).

  1. A Benjamite warrior who came to David at Ziklag. (1 Chronicles 12:5) (B.C. 1054.)
  2. One of the family of Harim, a lay man of Isr'l who put away his foreign wife in the time of Ezra. (Ezra 10:32) (B.C. 658.)
  3. Another who did the same. (Ezra 10:41)


Easton's Bible Dictionary
Shemeber

Soaring on high, the king of Zeboiim, who joined with the other kings in casting off the yoke of Chedorlaomer. After having been reconquered by him, he was rescued by Abraham (Genesis 14:2).


Hitchcock's Names Dictionary
Shemeber

name of force; name of the strong


Naves Topical Index
Shemeber

King of Zeboim.
Genesis 14:2


Smith's Bible Dictionary
Shemeber

(lofty flight), king of Zeboim, and ally of the king of Sodom when he was attacked by Chedorlaomer. (B.C. 1912.)


Hitchcock's Names Dictionary
Shemer

guardian; thorn


Naves Topical Index
Shemer

Owner of the site on which Samaria was built.
1 Kings 16:24


Smith's Bible Dictionary
Shemer

(preserved), the owner of the hill on which the city of Samaria was built. (1 Kings 16:24) (B.C. 917.) [SAMARIA]


Hitchcock's Names Dictionary
Shemida

name of knowledge; that puts knowledge


Naves Topical Index
Shemida

Called also Shemidah. Son of Gilead.
Numbers 26:32; Joshua 17:2; 1 Chronicles 7:19


Smith's Bible Dictionary
Shemida

(wise), a son of Gilead. (Numbers 26:32; Joshua 17:2) (B.C. after 1690.)


Smith's Bible Dictionary
Shemidah

Shemida the son of Gilead. (1 Chronicles 7:19)


Smith's Bible Dictionary
Shemidaites, the

the descendants of Shemida the son of Gilead. (Numbers 26:32)


Easton's Bible Dictionary
Sheminith

Eight; octave, a musical term, supposed to denote the lowest note sung by men's voices (1 Chronicles 15:21; Psalms 6; 12, title).


Hitchcock's Names Dictionary
Sheminith

eighth (an eight-stringed instrument)


Naves Topical Index
Sheminith

See Music
Music


Smith's Bible Dictionary
Sheminith

(eighth), a musical term found in the title of (Psalms 6:1) A similar direction is found in the title of (Psalms 12:1) Comp. 1 Chronicles 15:21 It seems most probable that Sheminith denotes a certain air known as the eighth, or a certain key in which the psalm was to be sung.


Easton's Bible Dictionary
Shemiramoth

Most high name.

1. A Levite in the reign of Jehoshaphat (2 Chronicles 17:8).

2. A Levite in David's time (1 Chronicles 15:18, 20).


Hitchcock's Names Dictionary
Shemiramoth

the height of the heavens


Naves Topical Index
Shemiramoth

1. A Levite musician
1 Chronicles 15:18; 1 Chronicles 15:20; 1 Chronicles 16:5

2. A Levite sent by Jehoshaphat to instruct the people in the law
2 Chronicles 17:8


Webster's 1828 Dictionary
Shemitic

SHEMIT'IC, adjective Pertaining to Shem, the son of Noah. The Shemetic languages are Chaldee, Syriac, Arabic, Hebrew, Samaria, Ethiopic and Old Phoenician.


Smith's Bible Dictionary
Shemitic Languages

the family of languages spoken by the descendants of Shem, chiefly the Hebrew, Chaldaic, Assyrian, Arabic Phoenician and Aramaic or Syriac. The Jews in their earlier history spoke the Hebrew, but in Christ's time they spoke the Aramaic, sometimes called the Syro-Chaldaic.


Easton's Bible Dictionary
Shemuel

Heard of God.

1. The son of Ammihud. He represented Simeon in the division of the land (Numbers 34:20).

2. Used for "Samuel" (1 Chronicles 6:33, R.V.).

3. A prince of the tribe of Issachar (1 Chronicles 7:2).


Hitchcock's Names Dictionary
Shemuel

appointed by God


Naves Topical Index
Shemuel

1. A Simeonite appointed on the committee to divide the land of Canaan
Numbers 34:20

2. See Samuel
Samuel

3. Head of a family in Issachar
1 Chronicles 7:2


Smith's Bible Dictionary
Shemuel

(heard by God).

  1. A commissioner appointed from the tribe of Simeon to divide the land of Canaan. (Numbers 34:20) (B.C. 1450.)
  2. Samuel the prophet. (1 Chronicles 6:33)
  3. Son of Tola, and one of the chiefs of the tribe of Issachar, (1 Chronicles 7:2) (B.C. 1014.)