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שׁמיני- "Eighth"

Weekly parashah #26: Shemini

  • Torah: Vayikra (Leviticus) 9:1-11:47
  • Haftarah:
    • Sh'mu'el Bet (2 Samuel) 6:1-7:17 (A)
    • Sh'mu'el Bet (2 Samuel) 6:1-19 (Sefard)
  • Greek Scriptures: Luke 7-9
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Leviticus 9:1

Now it came about on the eighth day that Moses called Aaron and his sons and the elders of Israel;

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The Hebrew Words

Shemini means "eight" or "eighth". Shemini (Strong's #8066) is used 29 times in 28 verses in the Tanakh.

Shemini is the root of another Hebrew word: Sheminit (an eight stringed lyre) (Strong's #8067),

First use in Scripture

The first time shemini is used in Scripture is in Exodus 22:30.

Exodus 22:30

"You shall do the same with your oxen and with your sheep. It shall be with its mother seven days; on the eighth day you shall give it to Me.

Last use in Scripture

The last time shemini is used in Scripture is in Zechariah 1:1.

Zechariah 1:1

In the eighth month of the second year of Darius, the word of the LORD came to Zechariah the prophet, the son of Berechiah, the son of Iddo saying,

Parashah OutlinePIG © Fotoarek |

  • Aharon Offers Sacrifices - Leviticus 9:1
  • The Sin of Nadav and Avihu - Leviticus 10:1
  • Laws about Animals for Food - Leviticus 11:1
  • Avoid the Unclean - Leviticus 11:13

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Yom Chamishi, 17 Kislev, 5784

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