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It is common Jewish practice to restrict the use of the names of God to a liturgical context. In casual conversation some Jews, even when not speaking Hebrew, will call God HaShem (השם), which is Hebrew for "the Name" (cf. Leviticus 24:11 and Deuteronomy 28:58). Likewise, when quoting from the Tanakh or prayers, some pious Jews will replace Adonai with HaShem. For example, when making audio recordings of prayer services, HaShem will generally be substituted for Adonai.
A popular expression containing this phrase is Baruch HaShem, meaning "Thank God" (literally, "Blessed be God").
Shem (/ʃɛm/; Hebrew: שֵׁם, Modern Shem, Tiberian Šēm; Greek: Σήμ Sēm; Ge'ez: ሴም, Sēm; "renown; prosperity; name"; Arabic: سام Sām) was one of the sons of Noah in the Hebrew Bible as well as in Islamic literature.
The children of Shem were Elam, Asshur, Arphaxad, Lud and Aram, in addition to daughters. Abraham, the patriarch of the Hebrews and Arabs, was one of the descendants of Arphaxad.
According to some Jewish traditions (e.g., B. Talmud Nedarim 32b; Genesis Rabbah 46:7; Genesis Rabbah 56:10; Leviticus Rabbah 25:6; Numbers Rabbah 4:8.), Shem is believed to have been Melchizedek, King of Salem whom Abraham is recorded to have met after the battle of the four kings.
The 1st-century historian Flavius Josephus, among many others, recounted the tradition that these five sons were the progenitors of the nations of Elam, Assyria, Chaldea, Lydia, and Levantine, respectively.
Last edited by Monk-Eye; 18th January 2017 at 03:49 AM.
A "God" that moves from being a vengeful tyrant who favors one small religious/ethnic tribe....to an all-inclusive, forgiviing benefactor....shows a personality change which contradicts an indicated "characteristic of Godhood"...
that being NOT changing...."Same now, as in the past, the future, and forever".
Well, first off, from a "Literary" stand-point, I find the Holy Bible NOTHING like Lord of the Rings. (But, there are some philosophical similarities to the DUNE series)
As for "GOD," I have always felt He is a bit bigger than the "story." (That's just me, as I believe in Him)
That said, in the Bible, He comes off somewhat like a....God????
You know, He does some things people don't like, then, He does some things people like. He allows bad things to happen, and, He allows good things to happen.
Some people try to figure Him out, on His terms, while others try to figure Him out on their terms. Some come to reject Him. Some come to reject Him, then move on to holding a deep grudge against others who try to seek Him out.
His character is exactly the same as Kaiser Sose.
In the end you realize that the narrator was actually talking about himself, and was just using whatever he could think of to persuade the person in front of them at that particular moment.