Shem

Synonyms:
Shem, shaym, שֵׁם
Shem (Wikipedia)
Shem
Shem02.jpg
Shem, son of Noah
ChildrenElam
Asshur
Arphaxad
Lud
Aram
Parent(s)Noah
Shem, Ham and Japheth by James Tissot 1904.

Shem (/ʃɛm/; Hebrew: שֵׁםShem;) was one of the sons of Noah in the Hebrew Bible as well as in Islamic literature.

The children of Shem were Elam, Asshur, Arphaxad, Lud and Aram, in addition to daughters. Abraham, the patriarch of the Hebrews and Arabs, was one of the descendants of Arphaxad.

Islamic literature describes Shem as one of the believing sons of Noah. Some sources even identify Shem as a prophet in his own right and that he was the next prophet after his father.

Shem is mentioned several times in Genesis 5-11 as well as 1 Chronicles 1:4.

Geographic identifications of Flavius Josephus, c. 100 AD; Japheth's sons shown in red, Ham's sons in blue, Shem's sons in green.
The genealogy of Shem to Abraham according to the Bible, showing the origin of the Moabites, Israelites, Ammonites, Ishmaelites, Edomites, Midianites, Assurites, Leturites and Leumites.


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