She·​ma shə-ˈmä How to pronounce Shema (audio)
: the Jewish confession of faith made up of Deuteronomy 6:4–9 and 11:13–21 and Numbers 15:37–41

Word History


Hebrew shĕmaʽ hear, first word of Deuteronomy 6:4

First Known Use

1706, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of Shema was in 1706

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“Shema.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 18 May. 2024.

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