the eldest of the three sons of Noah. Gen. 10:21.
(Old Testament) the eldest of Noah’s three sons (Genesis 10:21) Douay spelling Sem (sɛm)
a name; renown, the first mentioned of the sons of Noah (Gen. 5:32; 6:10). He was probably the eldest of Noah’s sons. The words “brother of Japheth the elder” in Gen. 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 (Gen. 11:10-26; 1 Chr. 1:24-27).
noun, Judaism. 1. a liturgical prayer, prominent in Jewish history and tradition, that is recited daily at the morning and evening services and expresses the Jewish people’s ardent faith in and love of God. noun 1. the central statement of Jewish belief, the sentence “Hear, O Israel: the Lord is your God; the Lord is […]
rumour, a Benjamite whose sons “came to David to Ziklag” (1 Chr. 12:3).
whom Jehovah heard. (1.) A prophet in the reign of Rehoboam (1 Kings 12:22-24). (2.) Neh. 3:29. (3.) A Simeonite (1 Chr. 4:37). (4.) A priest (Neh. 12:42). (5.) A Levite (1 Chr. 9:16). (6.) 1 Chr. 9:14; Neh. 11:15. (7.) A Levite in the time of David, who with 200 of his brethren took […]
noun, plural shkotzim [shkawt-sim] /ˈʃkɔt sɪm/ (Show IPA). Yiddish: Often Disparaging. 1. a term used especially by a Jew to refer to a boy or man who is not Jewish. 2. a term used especially a Jew to refer to a Jewish boy or man whose attitudes and behavior are felt to resemble those of […]