Shebna to Shimei
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Shebna
Vigor, to grow
Strong's #H7644

Shebna was a trusted royal scribe to Judah's King Hezekiah.

References
2Kings 18:18, 26, 37, 19:2, Isaiah 22:15, 36:3, 11, 22, 37:2

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Shechem
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Shedeur
Spreader of light, darter of light
Strong's #H7707

Shedeur was the father of Elizur who represented the tribe of Reuben when Moses took a census of all those, twenty and older, who could fight.

References
Numbers 1:5, 2:10, 7:30, 35, 10:18

Shelah
A petition, request
Strong's #H7956

References
Genesis 38:5, 11, 14, 26, 46:12, Numbers 26:20, 1Chronicles 1:18, 24, 2:3, 4:21

Shelumiel
Peace of God, friend of God
Strong's #H8017

A prince of the tribe of Simeon at the time of the Exodus.

References
Numbers 1:6, 2:12, 7:36, 41, 10:19

Shem (Sem)
Name
Strong's #8035, #G4590

Shem, whose name literally means "name," is spelled Sem in the King James New Testament (Luke 3:36). Shem was the second oldest of Noah's three sons who survived the flood. He lived a total of 600 years and is in the lineage of Jesus Christ.

Shem holds the Biblical record for witnessing the most generations of his family. His incredibly long post-flood lifespan allowed him to see ten generations! In fact, he lived long enough to witness Abraham's 149th birthday and Isaac's 49th!

References
Genesis 5:32, 6:10, 7:13, 9:18 - 27, 10:1, 21 - 31, 11:10 - 11, 1Chronicles 1:4, 17, 24, Luke 3:36

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Shemaiah
Jah has heard, heard by Jehovah
Strong's #H8098

Shemaiah is the name of at least twenty-five individuals in the Old Testament. One of these, a prophet (2Chronicles 12:15), has his writings referenced in Scripture but not included within its pages.

References
1Kings 12:22, 1Chronicles 3:22, 4:37, 5:4, 9:14, 16, 15:8, 11, 24:6, 26:4, etc.

Shen
Crag
Strong's #H8129

The prophet Samuel raised up a stone between Mizpeh and Shen to memorialize one of Israel's victories over the Philistines.

References
1Samuel 7:12

Shepham
Bald, bare spot
Strong's #H8221

Shepham was a city that demarked the most northeastern border of the Promised Land.

References
Numbers 34:10 - 11

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Sherah
Kinswoman
Strong's #H7609

Sherah was a daughter of Ephraim, the founder of one of Israel's twelve tribes. She founded the city of Uzzensheerah (Uzzen Sheerah) and Beth Horon in Canaan.

References
1Chronicles 7:24

Shiloh
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Shimei
Renowned, famous
Strong's #H8096

Shimei is the name of at least twenty Old Testament individuals.

References
Number 3:18, 2Samuel 16:5 - 13, 19:16 - 23, 1Kings 1:8, 2:8, 36 - 44, 4:18, 1Chronicles 3:19, etc.

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