from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- In the Bible, the eldest son of Noah and the brother of Japheth and Ham.
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- proper n. The oldest son of Noah, brother to Ham and Japheth.
- proper n. A male given name of biblical origin.
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- n. (Old Testament) eldest son of Noah
I was struck when my friend was so dumbfounded by the name Shem Walker.
Congress will go on vacation and people will continue not knowing the name Shem Walker.
Colocho, Resendez Trevino and a fourth tree-sitter, Michael Schuck -- also known as "Shem" -- were arrested on misdemeanor trespassing charges by campus police when they came down from the tree on Sept. 9.
They had three sons called Shem, Ham and Japheth, which in the modern day American language correspond to Burger, Ham and Macdonald.
_ -- This has been a day of exceptional heat, and curiously is the religious day of the Moslems called Shem-el-nessim, which in
Therefore he is called Shem, which signifies a name, because in his posterity the name of God should always remain, till he should come out of his loins whose name is above every name; so that in putting Shem first Christ was, in effect, put first, who in all things must have the pre-eminence.
Secondly, Shem has the blessing of heaven above: He shall (that is, God shall) dwell in the tents of Shem, that is "From his loins Christ shall come, and in his seed the church shall be continued."
Shem, that is, unless he associates himself with him in faith.
But just as it is limited to those who have the God of Shem, that is, who believe, so the curse also is limited to those who abide in the wickedness of Ham.
(for so the word signifies), and then, being so persuaded, he shall dwell in the tents of Shem, that is, Jews and Gentiles shall be united together in the gospel fold.