Gender Masculine
Scripts שֵׁם(Ancient Hebrew)
Pronounced Pron. SHEHM(English)
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Meaning & History

Means "name" in Hebrew. In the Old Testament, Shem is one of Noah's three sons (along with Japheth and Ham) and the ancestor of the Semitic peoples.

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Entry updated May 29, 2020