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From: DICT.TW English-Chinese Dictionary 英漢字典

 Shem /ˈʃɛm/

From: WordNet (r) 2.0

 Shem
      n : (Old Testament) eldest son of Noah

From: Easton's 1897 Bible Dictionary

 Shem
    a name; renown, the first mentioned of the sons of Noah (Gen.
    5:32; 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
    (7:13). Noah foretold his preeminence over Canaan (9:23-27). 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; 1 Chr.
    1:24-27).

From: Hitchcock's Bible Names Dictionary (late 1800's)

 Shem, name; renown