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Shema

Shema [N] [H] [S]

rumour.

  • A Reubenite ( 1 Chronicles 5:8 ).

  • A Benjamite ( 1 Chronicles 8:13 ).

  • One who stood by Ezra when he read the law ( Nehemiah 8:4 ).

  • A town in the south of Judah ( Joshua 15:26 ); the same as Sheba (ver. 5).

    These dictionary topics are from
    M.G. Easton M.A., D.D., Illustrated Bible Dictionary, Third Edition,
    published by Thomas Nelson, 1897. Public Domain, copy freely.

    [N] indicates this entry was also found in Nave's Topical Bible
    [H] indicates this entry was also found in Hitchcock's Bible Names
    [S] indicates this entry was also found in Smith's Bible Dictionary

    Bibliography Information

    Easton, Matthew George. "Entry for Shema". "Easton's Bible Dictionary". .

  • Shema [N] [E] [S]

    hearing; obeying
    Hitchcock's Dictionary of Bible Names. Public Domain. Copy freely.

    [N] indicates this entry was also found in Nave's Topical Bible
    [E] indicates this entry was also found in Easton's Bible Dictionary
    [S] indicates this entry was also found in Smith's Bible Dictionary

    Bibliography Information

    Hitchcock, Roswell D. "Entry for 'Shema'". "An Interpreting Dictionary of Scripture Proper Names". . New York, N.Y., 1869.

    Shema. [N] [E] [H]

    1. A Reubenite, ancestor of Bela. ( 1 Chronicles 5:8 ) (B.C. before 1090.)
    2. Son of Elpaal. ( 1 Chronicles 8:13 ) Probably the same as Shimhi. (B.C. after 1450.)
    3. One of those who stood at Ezras right hand when he read the law to the people. ( Nehemiah 8:4 ) (B.C. 458.)
    4. ( Joshua 15:26 ) [SHEBA]

    [N] indicates this entry was also found in Nave's Topical Bible
    [E] indicates this entry was also found in Easton's Bible Dictionary
    [H] indicates this entry was also found in Hitchcock's Bible Names

    Bibliography Information

    Smith, William, Dr. "Entry for 'Shema'". "Smith's Bible Dictionary". . 1901.

    SHEMA (1)

    she'-ma (shema`; Samaa):

    A city of Judah in the Negeb (Joshua 15:26). If, as some think, identical with SHEBA (which see) of Joshua 19:2, then the latter must have been inserted here from Joshua 15:26. It is noticeable that the root letters (sh-m-`) were those from which Simeon is derived. Shema is probably identical with Jeshua (Nehemiah 11:26). The place was clearly far South, and it may be Kh. Sa`wah, a ruin upon a prominent hilltop between Kh. `Attir and Khirbet el-Milch. There is a wall around the ruins, of large blocks of conglomerate flint (PEF, III, 409, Sh XXV).

    E. W. G. Masterman


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    Bibliography Information
    Orr, James, M.A., D.D. General Editor. "Entry for 'SHEMA (1)'". "International Standard Bible Encyclopedia". 1915.  

    SHEMA (2)

    (shema`):

    (1) A Reubenite (1 Chronicles 5:8, Codex Vaticanus and Codex Alexandrinus Sama, Lucian, Semeei).

    See SHIMEI.

    (2) One of the heads of "fathers' houses" in Aijalon, who put to flight the inhabitants of Gath (1 Chronicles 8:13, Codex Vaticanus and Codex Alexandrinus Sama, Lucian, Samoa); in 1 Chronicles 8:21 he is called "Shimei." The statement is very obscure and the whole incident is probably due to some marginal note.

    (3) One of those who stood at Ezra's right during the reading of the Law (Nehemiah 8:4, Samaias). He is called "Sammus" in 1 Esdras 9:43.

    Horace J. Wolf


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    These files are public domain.

    Bibliography Information
    Orr, James, M.A., D.D. General Editor. "Entry for 'SHEMA (2)'". "International Standard Bible Encyclopedia". 1915.