Definition of "shem" []

  • The eldest of Noah's three sons (Genesis 10:21) (noun) (c) HarperCollins Publishers Ltd 2016

Use "shem" in a sentence
  • "This doubling brings to mind the myth of the Golem from Jewish folklore, a anthropomorphic creature created from mud, by a pious person and animated either by writing one of the names of God on its forehead, or placing a slip of paper in its mouth sometimes known as a shem, or more significantly for the purpose of this article, writing the word emet (אמת, "truth" or reality in the Hebrew language) on its forehead."
  • "Its purpose is to explain where the amazing heroes of the past, the “men of renown” anshei shem, came from: they had no known ancestry from the line of Enoch and Methuselah and so forth, but they must have come from somewhere."
  • "I can finally thank the esteemed state of New York for the proper son of shem, Al Franken. —"
  • "He honestly believed that Jesus was the physical manifestation of the force refered to as “shem hammephorash” by the ancient jews."