|Meaning:||completeness, wholeness, perfection|
|Related Names:||Shalem, Shalom|
ORIGIN AND HISTORY
Googling my name I found many interesting things about Shelem:
"Shalom is not only an important word in our contemporary vocabulary, but the word, shalom, was an important word on the lips of Jesus. Jesus knew the word, shalom, and used it often. The word shalom was used as a greeting as Jesus greeted old friends and it was used again as he said goodbye to his acquaintances. … Jesus also had this self perception that he was the Messiah and that his ministry was the beginning of the Messianic age. Jesus knew the Messiah was to be the prince of peace, not the prince of war. Jesus would have known about the book of Isaiah and Isaiah's visions about peace: that lions would lie down with lambs, that bears would sleep with sheep, that spears and weapons of war would be converted into plowshares. Jesus, as the Messiah, would have been personally saturated with inner visions of peace. … Jesus knew that the root word behind the word shalom was shalem. What does shelem mean? Shelem means total. Total happiness, total harmony with self, God, nature and others. Total happiness with parents, children, grandchildren, job, neighbors. Shalom and shelem were important words for the Prince of peace who taught people to walk in the paths of peace."..:
"The Peace-offering is always Shelem, from Shalam. It has been noticed in a previous chapter that this word has various meanings. It conveys the idea of completeness or perfection, and also of compensation, as well as that of peace. The verb is used of the payment of vows and praises to the Lord. It was a special kind of Zevach or sacrifice, occasioned by some particular event in family life which called for a thankful aknowledgment of God's goodness, and a rendering such compensation to Him as was due. It might be rendered recompense-offering or votive-offering. The ceremonial offering of Zevach of the Shelem being ordained by God so as to unite religious worship with the enjoyment of domestic happiness."
Ether 3:1 (book of Mormon, where my mother originally took from it)
"1 And it came to pass that the brother of Jared, (now the number of the vessels which had been prepared was eight) went forth unto the mount, which they called the mount Shelem, because of its exceeding height, and did molten out of a rock sixteen small stones; and they were white and clear, even as transparent glass; and he did carry them in his hands upon the top of the mount, and cried again unto the Lord, saying:"
"Shelem (??????), a word which textually is identical to shalowm's root, is even more precise. It means: "to make a voluntary sacrifice to bring peace between parties." Shelem is "something given in return, compensation, to make another suitable to receive a benefit." Shelem defines the purpose of redemption: "to restore an alliance based upon friendship"
"The root of the word shalom is sheen-lamed-mem, transliterated in English as SH-L-M. It's basic meaning is "wholeness" or "completeness." Literally hundreds of Hebrew words are built from the root SH-L-M, and all of them have some connection to this basic meaning. For example, ShaLEM means "complete," and is also the name of the city of Melchizedek mentioned in Genesis 14:18 (transliterated in English as "Salem"). SheLEM means "peace offering," which was part of restoring a broken relationship with God; SheeLEM means "he paid," that is, he completely fulfilled his obligation."
Author: Shelem Gonzalez
|Meaning||completeness, wholeness, perfection +|
|Meaningnc||completeness, wholeness, perfection +|
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|Related||Shalem +, and Shalom +|