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Old Testament Hebrew Lexical Dictionary

Entry for Strong's #8004 - שָׁלֵם

Word Origin
the same as (08003)
Parts of Speech
Proper Name Location
Word Definition [ Brown-Drivers-Briggs | Strong ]
Brown-Driver-Briggs' Definition

Salem = “peace”

1) the place of which Melchizedek was king

1a) most Jewish commentators affirm that it is the same as Jerusalem

Frequency Lists  [ Book | Word ]
Verse Results
KJV (3) NAS (2) HCS (2)
Genesis 2
Psalms 1
Genesis 1
Psalms 1
Genesis 1
Psalms 1
a-ms 1
n-p 2
a-ms 1
n-p 2
a-ms 1
n-p 2

Brown-Driver-Briggs Expanded Definition
 II. שָׁלֵם proper name, of a location abbreviated from יְרוּשָׁלַםִ (q. v.), and perhaps (Gunk Dr) intended as archaism Genesis 14:18, compare (poetry) Psalm 76:3 ("" צִיּוֺן); see Jos Ant. i. 10, 2; ᵐ5 Σαλημ and (Psalm) εἰρήνη.

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Gesenius' Hebrew and Chaldee Definition

שָׁלֵם m. שְׁלֵמָה f. adj.

(1)  whole, perfect,

(a) i.e. of full and just number and measure, as אֶבֶן שְׁלֵמָה a just weight, Deuteronomy 25:15 compare Genesis 15:16 (where it is used of a full and just measure of sins); גָּלוּת שְׁלֵמָה a full number of captives, Amos 1:6,.

(b) sound, safe, Genesis 33:18 of an army, Nahum 1:12. אֲבָנִים שָׁלֵמוֹת are stones which have been untouched, are unviolated by iron, i.e. rough, unhewn Deuteronomy 27:6; 1 Kings 6:7.

(2) completed, finished, 2 Chronicles 8:16.

(3) cherishing peace and friendship (see the root in Pual, Hiphil, Hophal). Genesis 34:21, שְׁלֵמִים הֵם אִתָּנוּ “they live peaceably with us;” specially שׁ׳ עִם יְהֹוָה devoted to God, at peace with him, 1 Kings 8:61, 11:4 15:3, 14 1 Kings 15:14 and without these words, 2 Kings 20:3; 1 Chronicles 28:9; 2 Chronicles 15:17. Compare Hiphil No. 2; (also صُسْلِمُ devoted to God and to Mahomet, one who professes the Mahometan religion.)

(4) [Salem, Shalem], pr.n. i.q. יְרוּשָׁלֵם Jerusalem, as to the etymology of which, see p. 367, A, Genesis 14:18; Psalms 76:3. Josephus (Antiq. i. 10, § 2 ), τὴν μέντοι Σόλυμα ὕστερον ἐκάλεσαν Ἱεροσόλυμα. See Relandi Palæstina, p. 976. (Arab. ثَلَمُ, ثَلَّمُ id.).

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List of Word Forms
בְשָׁלֵ֣ם בשלם שָׁלֵ֔ם שלם ḇə·šā·lêm ḇəšālêm šā·lêm šālêm shaLem veshaLem
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