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Shem,in the Bible, eldest son of Noah; presented as the ancestor of the Semites, particularly of the Hebrews and Arabs. An apocalypse called the Paraphrase of Shem was found among the Nag HammadiNag Hammadi
, a town in Egypt near the ancient town of Chenoboskion, where, in 1945, a large cache of gnostic texts in the Coptic language was discovered. The Nag Hammadi manuscripts, dating from the 4th cent. A.D.
..... Click the link for more information. codices. The Treatise of Shem, known from a 15th-century Syriac manuscript, is an astrological almanac.
in Biblical mythology, one of the three sons of Noah; progenitor of the Elamites, Assyrians, and other peoples known as Semites (“sons of Shem”).
Old Testament the eldest of Noah's three sons (Genesis 10:21)