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SHEM. (Shem-S8) (Sem-S?)(Sceaf-S6).
Born (in 2442BC.-S?)(2425BC.-S8) in Shulon, East of Eden (S?); son of NOAH. (S1, S4).
From the Bible we read:
And Noah was five hundred years old: and Noah begat Shem, Ham, and Japheth. Genesis 5:32
And Noah begat three sons, Shem, Ham, and Japheth. Genesis 6:10
The Book of Moses clarifies this further:
And Noah was four hundred and fifty years old, and begat Japheth; and forty-two years afterward he begat Shem of her who was the mother of Japheth, and when he was five hundred years old he begat Ham. Moses 8:12
So, given that mortality with Adam began in 4001 B.C.[see Adam's history], Japheth was born in 2495 B.C.; Shem was born in 2453 B.C.; and Ham was born in 2445 B.C..
Noah and his sons were righteous, and faithful to the Lord.
And thus Noah found grace in the eyes of the Lord; for Noah was a just man, and perfect in his generation; and he walked with God, as did also his three sons, Shem, Ham, and Japheth. Moses 8:27
Before the flood, there was a land named Shem. It may have been named after Shem, or Shem was named after it?:
And it came to pass that the Lord said unto me: Look; and I looked, and I beheld the land of Sharon, and the land of Enoch, and the land of Omner, and the land of Heni, and the land of Shem, and the land of Haner, and the land of Hanannihah, and all the inhabitants thereof; Moses 7:9
WHO DID SHEM MARRY?
The Bible does not tell us who Shem or his brothers married, only that they took their wives with them on the ark.
Other sources say that Shem is said to have married Salib, daughter of Batawil, son of Mehujael, son of Enoch, son of Cain, son of Adam. (S9).
Shem is also said to have married Sedeqetelebab. (S8).
Without adequate records, we are not able to determine if these are correct.
Shem, with hs father and mother and with his siblings and their families, enters the ark.
In the selfsame day entered Noah, and Shem, and Ham, and Japheth, the sons of Noah, and Noah’s wife, and the three wives of his sons with them, into the ark; Genesis 7:13
Then, after successfully enduring the flood, they exit the ark.
And the sons of Noah, that went forth of the ark, were Shem, and Ham, and Japheth.... Genesis 9:18
SHEM AND JAPHETH CARE FOR NOAH
After the incident with Noah and the vinyard, we are told:
And Shem and Japheth took a garment, and laid it upon both their shoulders, and went backward, and covered the nakedness of their father; and their faces were backward, and they saw not their father’s nakedness. Genesis 9:23
I am not sure what this story is all about (waiting for further light and knowledge), but the gist is that Shem and Japheth were respectful of Noah, and Ham was not. As a result, Noah foretold Shem and Japheth's preeminence over Canaan and his descendants:
And he said, Blessed be the LORD God of Shem; and Canaan shall be his servant. God shall enlarge Japheth, and he shall dwell in the tents of Shem; and Canaan shall be his servant. Genesis 9:26-27
After being reminded of the sons of Noah, we are then told of the descendants of Shem and his brothers.
NOW these are the generations of the sons of Noah, Shem, Ham, and Japheth: and unto them were sons born after the flood. Genesis 10:1
Unto Shem also, the father of all the children of Eber, the brother of Japheth the elder, even to him were children born. Genesis 10:21
The children of Shem; Elam, and Asshur, and Arphaxad, and Lud, and Aram. Genesis 10:22
The sons of Shem; Elam, and Asshur, and Arphaxad, and Lud, and Aram, and Uz, and Hul, and Gether, and Meshech. 1 Chronicles 1:17
Shem, Arphaxad, Shelah, 1 Chronicles 1:24
These are the sons of Shem, after their families, after their tongues, in their lands, after their nations. Genesis 10:31
These are the generations of Shem: Shem was an hundred years old, and begat Arphaxad two years after the flood: Genesis 11:10
So in 2342BC, Shem's son Arphaxad was born. Genesis here says Shem was then 100 years old, but according to the dating of Shem given in Moses 8:12, Shem would have been about 110 years old.
And Shem lived after he begat Arphaxad five hundred years, and begat sons and daughters. Genesis 11:11
This tells us that Shem probably had many more children, but unfortunately, we are not told thier names. This also tells us that Shem died in 1842 B.C. That is from 2342BC when Arphaxad was born, minus 500 years, equals 1842 B.C.
DIVISION OF THE EARTH
After the flood Noah gave to Shem and his descendants the land of Asia, within the Euphrates, to the Indian Ocean.
His name was the beginning of the word "Semite." He is the ancestor of the Semites. So from the Old Testament, a righteous son of Noah and, according to tradition, the forefather of the Shemite, or Semite, peoples, including the Arabs, Hebrews, Babylonians, Syrians, Phoenicians, and Assyrians
Other than the fact that Shem lived for five hundred years after Arphaxad was born, the bible does not tell us much more about Shem, and how he spent the rest of his life. Fortunately, we have other records and legends to help us.
To return to the Sumerian King List. The predecessor of Dumu-zi (or Tammuz, who is Nimrod), is named Lugal-banda -- a title meaning "Little King." He is Cush. Son Nimrod was, of course, the "Great King." The 1200 years assigned to Cush are a clever expansion (20 x 60) of the true figure of 60 years already established from other sources. The correct dates are 2254-2194. But how are the two predecessors in the list -- Mes-kiag-gasher and En-mer-kar -- to be explained? Were they parallel rulers who also exercised authority in that world? (S12).
The mother of Gilgamesh -- Semiramis or Ishtar -- was at one time the wife of Lugal-banda -- that is, Cush (Jacobsen, "Sumerian King List", page 91). She was also a wife and daughter-in-law of Asshur. The real grandfather of Gilgamesh, however, was not Cush, but En-mer-kar (Aelian in "De natura Animalium", vii, 21, quoted in Jacobsen's work on page 87). From these facts it is clear that the Dynasty of Erech is composed of two blood lines -- that of Cush and that of Asshur. (S12).
In history there were three famous queens named Semiramis -- each one claiming to be a Queen of Heaven. The last Semiramis claimed to be thrice born. Each one of them was an Assyrian queen. Does this indicate that En-mer-kar is the Sumerian form of the Semitic name of Asshur? In the King List it is stated either that Erech was built under the rule of En-mer-kar, or that it was built by En-mer-kar. In the Bible the builder is Nimrod. But Nimrod did not build it alone! For out of that land, Shinar -- where Erech is located -- went forth Asshur, and built Nineveh, and the city Rehoboth, and Calah. (Genesis 10:11). This is the correct translation according to the vowel pointing of the Hebrew text. But the consonants, without the pointing, may be translated, he, -- that is, Nimrod, went forth, being strong, and build Nineveh and Calah. The land of Assyria or Asshur is also the land of Nimrod. And they shall waste the land of Assyria with the sword, and the land of Nimrod in the entrances thereof: thus shall he deliver us from the Assyrian, when he cometh into our land, and when he treadeth within our borders. (Micah 5:6). Thus, the original enterprise was a joint affair. (S12).
Cush was originally a prominant figure at Babel. But he was superseded by Nimrod, who gained the carnal affections of his own mother. Cush soon perished and the two dominant figures remaining were Asshur and Nimrod. Then Nimrod was driven from Mesopotamia to Egypt. Then the entire history of the middle-eastern region came to be dominated by the shadow of Asshur's children. (S12).
But if En-mer-kar is Asshur, the result is that Mes-kiag-gasher is the Sumerian name of Shem! Mes-kiag-gasher was in Sumerian parlance, the son of Utu, the God who warned Noah of the Flood. That is, he was a man who knew the God of creation. (S12).
Mes-kiag-gasher was also a high priest. From Egyptian records historians have discovered that Semsem -- the Great Shem -- of Dynasty I of Thinis was also pictured as a high priest! This famous man crossed from Asia over the water to the mountains of Europe. Shem travelled far and wide to put down the government of Nimrod. (S12).
Now consider the 325-year reign of Shem. When did it begin and when did it end?
In Egypt only a small part of his life story is revealed. But in the annals of Erech one sees Shem's great figure striding over three and a quarter centuries of history! Lets look at this a little closer:
Shem had no part in the government established at Babel in opposition to the rule of God. When the terror of Nimrod loomed great over the horizon, Shem acted. He exercised, after Nimrod's seizure of power, the administration of government beginning in 2191 B.C. in Shinar as patriarch and priest of the Semitic world. His full 325 years of authority lasted from 2191 B.C. till his death in 1842 B.C.. (S12).
SHEM BEGINS TO REIGN
2214BC. Shem begins to reign. (source?)
SHEM TAKES SETTLERS TO EUROPE
Tuitsch (Shem) left Armenia 131 years after the Flood. [2344-131=2213BC]. With him were twenty-two descendants plus eight from Japheth and two from Ham. Tuitsch made his headquarters at what is today called Deutz, a suburb of Koeln (Koeln-Deutz). The country is called Deutschland after him.
Shem, as Tuitsch, came into Europe with members of his family, as well as with certain of the sons of Japheth and two of the sons of Ham. From these have descended most of the present-day nations of Europe.
Shem, in the 25th year of his reign (2190-2189), as Tuitsch, held a state assembly, divided lands among his descendants and ordained laws. He also brought more colonies from Mesopotamia.
SHEM LEAVES EUROPE FOR EGYPT
Shem leave Europe in 2014 B.C. (2038BC-S12) and goes to Egypt. For the last 60 years of Tuitsch's or Shem's reign in Germany, he governed his family from Egypt and Italy.
The seventh king of Dynasty 1 of Egypt is especially significant. His original name in the Egyptian records is Semsem (Semempses), meaning the Great Sem or Shem. In the New Testament Greek, Shem is spelled Sem (Luke 3:36). The hieroglyphics representing Semsem depict him in Asiatic, not Egyptian, dress. He appears as an old man with a long beard in priestly garb. Old indeed he was. About 438 years old! (S12).
Manetho gives him a reign of 18 years, from 2014 B.C. to 1996 B.C. (2037BC to 2019BC-S12).
Now consider Miebis, the sixth king, and predecessor of Semsem. His tomb was defaced by Semsem. A later section, in volume II, will reveal Miebis to be Osiris II. He was slain by Semsem. The Egyptians called him Typhon. He was the "father" or ancestor of "Judah and Jerusalem," records Plutarch. (S12).
Syncellus calls him Pemphos, and gives him the same length of reign. (S12).
Shem came into Egypt to divide the country up into various kingships, in order to prevent the rise to power of one unified kingdom over the entire world (S12), the same attempt at unification of power that led to the Tower of Babel.
But Shem did more than found a new kingship at Thebes -- he also established a kingship at Heracleopolis, south of Memphis. Manetho's Dynasty IX -- the first of two dynasties to be established in Heracleopolis -- ruled 409 years. It is exactly 409 years from 2035 to 1626, the date at which Dynasty VI of Memphis began. (S12).
Dynasty XI of Thebes was a small semi-independent kingdom that steadily rose to power. It is interesting to note that Wahankh came to power in the year (1996) that Shem ceased to reign in Thinis. It appears that with his departure, war convulsed Egypt. (S12).
DEATH OF NOAH
From Genesis we read:
And Noah lived after the flood three hundred and fifty years. And all the days of Noah were nine hundred and fifty years: and he died. Genesis 9:28-29
Noah was 601 years old when the flood ended.
And it came to pass in the six hundredth and first year, in the first month, the first day of the month, the waters were dried up from off the earth; and Noah removed the covering of the ark, and looked, and behold, the face of the ground was dry. Genesis 8:13
Thus, Noah died in Anno Mundi 2006 according to chapter 9 verse 28, but in Anno Mundi 2007 according to chapter 9 verse 29. for clarity sake, I will assume that Anno Mundi 2006 is correct, and that the end of the flood is meant as occurring before the next year began, when Noah opened the ark, i.e., the first month, the first day of the month....
If the flood ended in 2344BC, then the death of Noah occurred in 1994BC. (2018 B.C.-S12).
Shem left Egypt one year before the death of Noah. Shem probably heard that Noah was then approaching death (S12), and left Egypt to be with his aged ancestor.
MANNUS ASSUMES THE GOVERNMENT IN EUROPE
For the last 60 years of Tuitsch's or Shem's reign in Germany, he governed his family from Egypt and Italy. It was not until (1978 B.C.-S12) that Mannus assumed the government over Western Europe, succeeding his father Tuitsch. At the beginning of his reign he sends out colonies to France and Asia Minor. His son Herman establishes the kingdoms of Phrygia, Mysia and Bithynia in Mannus' 34th year (1945-1944-S12). Another son Trieber or Trebeta, built Trier. Nerus, another son, settled in the Netherlands. This Mannus is the Assyrian Ninus and is Asshur, son of Shem. (S12).
Armenians descend from Aram, son of Shem (see Josephus). (S12).
1870-1820BC. a great drought in Italy. (source?). [Really for 50 years?]. Was this the drought in the days of Abraham?
THE GREAT HIGH PRIEST
In latter-day revelation Shem is referred to as the great high priest. (D&C 138: 41). (S1, BD)
Noah, who gave warning of the flood; Shem, the great high priest; Abraham, the father of the faithful; Isaac, Jacob, and Moses, the great glaw-giver of Israel; D&C 138: 41
He died in 1842 B.C. (S4,S8) in Salem (Jerusalem), Canaan. (S8).
Salib, daughter of Batawil, son of Mehujael, son of Enoch, son of Cain, son of Adam. (S9).
CHILDREN of SHEM
- ARPHAXAD. 1 Chronicles 1:17. 1 Chronicles 1:24
- Elam. Genesis 10:22. 1 Chronicles 1:17
- Asshur. Genesis 10:22. 1 Chronicles 1:17
- Lud. Genesis 10:22. 1 Chronicles 1:17
- Uz. 1 Chronicles 1:17
- Hul. 1 Chronicles 1:17
- Gether. 1 Chronicles 1:17
- Meshech. 1 Chronicles 1:17
- Aram. Genesis 10:22. 1 Chronicles 1:17
- [S1]. The Holy Bible, KJV, Genesis 5. Genesis 10. 1 Chronicles.
- [S2]. Pearl of Great Price, Moses 6
- [S3]. D&C 107:40-57
- [S4]. The Royal Line. Chart Prepared for the New York Stake Genealogical Board. Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. Centennial Exhibition. March 1936.
- [S5]. Genealogy Chart. http://www.geocities.com/adamdescendants/admg11.htm#1340.
- [S6]. Two of the Saxon Chronicles Parallel. Charles Plummer. Clarendon Press:Oxford. 1965.
- [S7]. The Royal Ancestry of the Hamblin Family. Compiled for the Hamblin Family Association by George Merrill Roy, I.A.G. Received from Geraldine Tenney Nelson.
- [S8]. From Dust We Came... http://kykinfolks.tripod.com/fromdust/fromdust.htm.
- [S9]. Prophets and Patriarchs. By Tabari, William M. Brinner.
- [S10]. Wikipedia, the Free Encyclopedia.
- [S11]. Joseph Seemüller (ed.), Österreichische Chronik von den 95 Herrschaften, Monumenta Germaniae Historica (Deutsche Chroniken 6.1, 1909), 1980 reprint: ISBN 3921575532.
- [S12]. Hoeh, Herman. 1967. Compendium of World History. Volume 1.
- [S13]. Germany in Prophecy, The Mysterious Origin of German-Speaking Peoples and Their Prophetic Destiny. Norbert Link. http://www.eternalgod.org/lit/booklets/germany_prophecy_view.pdf. This booklet is an updated translation of the 2001 edition of the German booklet, “Deutschland
in der Prophezeiung,” which is posted on the German website, www.aufpostenstehen.
de. The initial translation into English was provided by Wray Zehrung.
ANCESTORS OF SHEM:
Adam (4001BC-3071BC) and Eve
Enoch (3379BC-2948BC) taken up by God (Gen5:24)
HOW ARE WE RELATED
Tower of Babel – Dispersion of Nations 2230BC
Abraham (2052BC-1846BC) and Sarah
Isaac (1893BC-1713BC) and Rebekah
Jacob (1833BC-1686BC) and Leah
Israel goes to Egypt (1763BC)
Judah and Tamar
Zerah (Zehrah Zarah Zare) and Electra the Pleiade
Dardanus (Dara) (King) of ACADIA) and Batea of Teucri
Erichthonius (King) of ACADIA) and Astyoche of ACADIA
Trois of ACADIA (1337? BC - 1330? BC) and Callirhoe (Teucri)
Assaracus (Ascaoracus) the DARDANIAN and possibly Hieromneme
Capys (Capis Capps) the DARDANIAN
Anchises the DARDANIAN and Themiste of Troy
Aeneas (the Dardanian) (King of LATIUM) and Creusa (Cassandra) of Troy
Iulus ASCANIUS (founder & 1st King) of ALBA LONGA and Roma
Silvius (Hisicion) d' ITALIA
Brutus of the BRITONS and of Latium and Ignoge of GREECE
Camber of CAMBRIA & CORNWALL
Gorbonian of CAMBRIA & CORNWALL
Dyfynwal Hen of CAMBRIA & CORNWALL
Cyngen (Duke/King) of CAMBRIA & CORNWALL
Asser (Duke/King) of CAMBRIA & CORNWALL
Bleiddud (Duke/King) of CAMBRIA & CORNWALL
Henwyn (Duke/King) of CAMBRIA & CORNWALL
Cunedda (King) in BRITAIN (? - 772? BC)
Rhiwallon (King) in BRITAIN
Gwrwst (King) in BRITAIN (? - 735? BC)
Seisyll (Sisillius I) (King) in BRITAIN
Antonius (King/Duke) of CORNWALL
Aedd MAWR (King/Duke) of CORNWALL
Prydain ap AEDD of CORNWALL
Dyfnarth (Duke/King) of CORNWALL
Crydon (Krydon) the CAMBRIAN
Cerwydr the CAMBRIAN
Capoir of the DRUIDS (King) of BRITONS
Digueillus (King) of BRITONS
Heli I (King) of BRITONS
Cas `the Exile'
Huw the MIGHTY
Lugh II `the Shining One' (? - 103 BC)
Beli (Heli II) (? - 55 BC)
Caswallon ap BELI (King) of the CATUVELLAUNI (? - 47 BC)
Addedomaros (? - 25+ BC)
Beli (Belus) of BRITAIN and Annia (Antonia)
Afallach ap BELI of BRITAIN and poss. Anna PROPHETE
Owain (Eugein) ap AFALLACH of BRITAIN and Athilda of BRITONS
Brychwain (Brithguein) ap OWAIN of BRITAIN and Emerita verch COEL of B.
Alyfon (King) of SILURIA
Anyn ap ALYFON
Dingad (Dindad Dingarth) ap ANYN
Greidiol (Cridol) `Galofydd' ap DINGAD
Ceraint (Geraint Keraint Kerint) ap GREIDIOL
Merion (Meirion) ap CERAINT
Arch (Arthen Arth) ap MERION
Caid (Keit Kait Ceidio) ibn ARCH
Gwyn ap CAID
Ceri (Keri) Hir Lyngwyn ap GWYN
Baran ap Ceri (c20BC-?)
Llyr Lleddiarth ap Baran (c20AD-?) and Penardun
Bran Siluria ap Llyr Lleddiarth (Bran Fendigaid)(Bran the Blessed), Arch Druid
Avallach ap Bran
Euddolen Ap Afallach
Eudos Ap Euddolen
Eifydd Ap Eudos
Eudeyrn ap Eifydd and Millisanndia verch Seysild
Euddigan ap Eudeyrn and Generys verch Tegwaret
Ryddrech Rhodri ap Euddigan and Margareta verch Eynon
Gloyw Gwallthir ap Rhodi
Gwidolin ap Gloyw
Gwidol ap Gwidolin and Dinoi of Lidinin
Guorthenau Vortigern ap Gwidol and Sevira ferch Macsen
Cadeyrn, King of Powys, (Gwrtheyrn) Vortigern
Kadell (Cadell) ap Caderyn (c580-?)
Gwnfyw Frych ap Cadell
Gwynnan ap Gwnfyw Frych
Gwriawn (Gwylawr) ap Gwynnan (c615-?)
Byordderch ap Gwriawn (c650-?)
Bywyn ap Byordderch (c705-?)
Gwaethgar Gwaeddgar ap Bywyn (c755-?)
Gwrgant (Gwrgeneu) ap Gwaeddgar (c790-?)
Cadfarch ap Gwrgant (c830-?)
Ynyr ap Cadfarch (c870-949) and Rheingar verch Lluddoccaf
Tudor Trevor ap Ynyr (900-948) and Angharad verch Hywel Dda
Dyngad ap Tudor Trevor (c930-?) and Sissely verch Seferws (Seferys)
Rhiwallon ap Dyngad of Maelor Gymraeg (c965-1073)
Caradog ap Rhiwallon (c1000-?)
Breichiol ap Caradog (c1030-?)
Pyll ap Breichiol (c1060-?)
Meurig ap Pyll of Penhros (c1095-?)
Caradog ap Meurig of Penrhos (c1125-?)
Iorwerth ap Caradog (c1160-?) and Alis verch Bleddyn Broadspear
Adam ap Iorwerth (Adam Gwent) (c1190-1246), of Llanfriafael and Goleuddydd verch Hywel
John ap Adam (Adam Fynchan)(John ap Adam) (c1220-c1270) and N.N. Burchill/(verch Dafydd)
John ap Adam (c1255-c1310) and Elizabeth de Gournay
(Sir) Thomas ap Adam (c1307-c1342) and Joan Inge
John ap Adams (c1332-1376) and Millicent Bessylls
John Adams (c1360-c1424) and Clara Powell (changed name from ap Adams to Adams)
Roger Adams (1392-?) and Jane Ellyott
Thomas Adams (1422-?) and Maria Upton
John Adams (1452-?) and Jane Rannelegh (Benneleigh)
John Adams (1482-1557) and Catharine Stebbing
John Adams (1502-?) and Margaret Squier
Richard Adams (c1530-1603) and Margaret Armager
Robert Adams (1568-1602) and Elizabeth Sharlon
Robert Adams and Eleanor Wilmot
Elizabeth Adams and Edward Phelps
Samuel Phelps and Sarah Chandler
John Phelps and Sarah Andrews
John Phelps and Deborah Lovejoy
Samuel Phelps and Margaret Nevins
Ebenezer Ferrin and Lydia Phelps
Samuel Ferrin and Sally Clotilda Powell
Lydia Powell Ferrin and George William Washington Williams
George William Williams and Harriett Thurston
Minnie Williams and Clive Vernon Tenney
Mildred Ella Tenney and Glenn Russell Handy
Deborah Lee Handy and Rodney Allen Morris