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From the Biblical Hebrew שלם (shalém) meaning "complete, intact", from the Proto-Semitic *šalām- 'peace, well-being, welfare'. In the Bible Salem was the place of which Melchizedek was king, mostly identified with Jerusalem. Salem is also the name of several cities around the world, notably Salem, Massachusetts, where the infamous Salem witch trials of 1692 took place.Salem is also the name of several bands, and Salem Saberhagen is the name of the warlock-turned-cat in the 'Sabrina, the Teenage Witch' comics and television series.