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'''Shem''' ([[Hebrew]] '''שֵׁם''') was one of the three sons of [[Noah]] in the [[Bible]] who helped to repopulate the earth (Gen 9:19).  Shem, along with his brother [[Japheth]] respectfully covered his father when he was naked. (Gen 9:23) Shem had five sons who settled in what would be modern day [[Syria]], [[Iraq]], and [[Iran]].<ref>NIV Study Bible, Zondervon, p. 21 map</ref> [[Abraham]] was a descendant of Shem through Shem's son [[Arpachshad]]. The term "Semite" originally denoted descendants of Shem.
 
  
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