Definition of Shema
: the Jewish confession of faith made up of Deuteronomy 6:4–9 and 11:13–21 and Numbers 15:37–41
Origin and Etymology of shema
Hebrew shĕmaʽ hear, first word of Deuteronomy 6:4
First Known Use: 1706See Words from the same year
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