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In the Bible, the eldest son of Noah and the brother of Japheth and Ham.
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(Bible) Old Testament the eldest of Noah's three sons (Genesis 10:21). Douay spelling: Sem
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the eldest of the three sons of Noah. Gen. 10:21.
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|Noun||1.||Shem - (Old Testament) eldest son of Noah |
Old Testament - the collection of books comprising the sacred scripture of the Hebrews and recording their history as the chosen people; the first half of the Christian Bible
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