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Shelah Petition. (1.) Judah's third son (Gen 38:2, Gen 38:5, Gen 38:11, Gen 38:14). (2.) A son of Arphaxad (Ch1 1:18).

Shelemiah Whom Jehovah repays. (1.) Ezr 10:39. (2.) The father of Hananiah (Neh 3:30). (3.) A priest in the time of Nehemiah (Neh 13:13). (4.) Father of one of those who accused Jeremiah to Zedekiah (Jer 37:3; Jer 38:1). (5.) Father of a captain of the ward (Jer 37:13). (6.) Jer 36:14.

Shem A name; renown, the first mentioned of the sons of Noah (Gen 5:32; Gen 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 (Gen 7:13). Noah foretold his preeminence over Canaan (Gen 9:23). 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; Ch1 1:24). See table of descendants: Shem Elam Asshur Arphaxad Lud Aram Some Persian tribes Assyrian founders of Nineveh, Rehoboth, Calneh and Resen Abraham The Lydians The Syrians Isaac Ishmael Jacob Esau The Hebrews The Edomites The Ishmaelites, who mingled with the Arab tribes descended from Joktan, in the line of Eber, from Arphaxad

Shema Rumour. (1.) A Reubenite (Ch1 5:8). (2.) A Benjamite (Ch1 8:13). (3.) One who stood by Ezra when he read the law (Neh 8:4). (4.) A town in the south of Judah (Jos 15:26); the same as Sheba (Jos 15:5).

Shemaah Rumour, a Benjamite whose sons "came to David to Ziklag" (Ch1 12:3).

Shemaiah Whom Jehovah heard. (1.) A prophet in the reign of Rehoboam (Kg1 12:22). (2.) Neh 3:29. (3.) A Simeonite (Ch1 4:37). (4.) A priest (Neh 12:42). (5.) A Levite (Ch1 9:16). (6.) Ch1 9:14; Neh 11:15. (7.) A Levite in the time of David, who with 200 of his brethren took part in the bringing up of the ark from Obed-edom to Hebron (Ch1 15:8). (8.) A Levite (Ch1 24:6). (9.) The eldest son of Obed-edom (Ch1 26:4). (10.) A Levite (Ch2 29:14). (11.) A false prophet who hindered the rebuilding of Jerusalem (Neh 6:10). (12.) A prince of Judah who assisted at the dedication of the wall of Jerusalem (Neh 12:34). (13.) A false prophet who opposed Jeremiah (Jer 29:24). (14.) One of the Levites whom Jehoshaphat appointed to teach the law (Ch2 17:8). (15.) A Levite appointed to "distribute the oblations of the Lord" (Ch2 31:15). (16.) A Levite (Ch2 35:9). (17.) The father of Urijah the prophet (Jer 26:20). (18.) The father of a prince in the reign of Jehoiakim (Jer 36:12).

Shemariah Whom Jehovah guards. (1.) One who joined David at Ziklag (Ch1 12:5). (2.) Ezr 10:32, Ezr 10:41.

Shemeber Soaring on high, the king of Zeboiim, who joined with the other kings in casting off the yoke of Chedorlaomer. After having been re-conquered by him, he was rescued by Abraham (Gen 14:2).

Sheminith Eight; octave, a musical term, supposed to denote the lowest note sung by men's voices (Ch1 15:21; Psa 6:1; Psa 12:1, title).

Shemiramoth Most high name. (1.) A Levite in the reign of Jehoshaphat (Ch2 17:8). (2.) A Levite in David's time (Ch1 15:18, Ch1 15:20).