Two verses in which it is mentioned are:
- "And Melchizedek king of Salem brought forth bread and wine: and he was the priest of the most high God." (Genesis 14:18)
- "In Salem also is his tabernacle, and his dwelling place in Zion." (Psalm 76:2)
Possibly a different place is mentioned in Genesis 33:18, "And Jacob came to Shalem, a city of Shechem, which is in the land of Canaan, when he came from Padanaram; and pitched his tent before the city." The town of Salim corresponds to this location. It is also mentioned in the Gospel of John 3:23: "And John also was baptizing in Ænon near to Salim [Σαλείμ], because there was much water there: and they came, and were baptized."
Various towns have been named after Biblical Salem.
- "Salem". The Free Dictionary. Retrieved 23 October 2015.
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