Sentence Examples

  • Turning next to the descendants of Shem, the book deals with Abraham (xii.
  • The older story, however, continues with another step in the history of civilization, and to Noah is ascribed the cult of the vine, the abuse of which leads to the utterance of a curse upon Canaan and a blessing upon Shem and Japheth (ix.
  • The continuation of the chapter, "the generations of Shem" (xi.
  • The utterance of Noah over Canaan, Shem and Japheth (ix.
  • SHEM (Hebrew for "name, renown, posterity"), in the Bible, the eldest of the three sons of Noah, whose superiority over Canaan is reflected in the tradition that Noah pronounced a curse upon the latter (Gen.

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