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    Shimei in Easton's Bible Dictionary famous. (1.) A son of Gershon, and grandson of Levi (Num. 3:18; 1 Chr. 6:17, 29); called Shimi in Ex. 6:17. (2.) A Benjamite of the house of Saul, who stoned and cursed David when he reached Bahurim in his flight from Jerusalem on the occasion of the rebellion of Absalom (2 Sam. 16:5-13). After the defeat of Absalom he "came cringing to the king, humbly suing for pardon, bringing with him a thousand of his Benjamite tribesmen, and representing that he was heartily sorry for his crime, and had hurried the first of all the house of Israel to offer homage to the king" (19:16-23). David forgave him; but on his death-bed he gave Solomon special instructions regarding Shimei, of whose fidelity he seems to have been in doubt (1 Kings 2:8,9). He was put to death at the command of Solomon, because he had violated his word by leaving Jerusalem and going to Gath to recover two of his servants who had escaped (36-46). (3.) One of David's mighty men who refused to acknowledge Adonijah as David's successor (1 Kings 1:8). He is probably the same person who is called elsewhere (4:18) "the son of Elah." (4.) A son of Pedaiah, the brother of Zerubbabel (1 Chr. 3:19). (5.) A Simeonite (1 Chr. 4:26, 27). (6.) A Reubenite (1 Chr. 5:4). (7.) A Levite of the family of Gershon (1 Chr. 6:42). (8.) A Ramathite who was "over the vineyards" of David (1 Chr. 27:27). (9.) One of the sons of Heman, who assisted in the purification of the temple (2 Chr. 29:14). (10.) A Levite (2 Chr. 31:12, 13). (11.) Another Levite (Ezra 10:23). "The family of Shimei" (Zech. 12:13; R.V., "the family of the Shimeites") were the descendants of Shimei (1).

    Shimei in Fausset's Bible Dictionary 1. Son of Gershom, son of Levi (1 Chronicles 23:7; 1 Chronicles 23:9-10; 1 Chronicles 6:17; 1 Chronicles 6:29; Numbers 3:18; Zechariah 12:13). (See SHELOMITH (5).) SHIMI in Exodus 6:17. 2. Son of Gera, a Benjamite, of Saul's house; at Bahurim, a marked spot on the way from the Jordan valley to Jerusalem, just within Benjamin; to this point Phaltiel followed Michal (2 Samuel 3:16). When David, fleeing from Absalom, reached the edge of the valley, between the road and Shimei's house, Shimei ran along the ridge over against the road, cursing and throwing stones and dust at him and his mighty men still as he went; and saying, "Come out, come out, thou bloody man and thou man of Belial the Lord hath returned upon thee all the blood of the house of Saul (referring to his hanging up Saul's sons for the Gibeonites, 2 Samuel 21, which in time preceded this; also to his general engagement in wars, 1 Chronicles 22:8), and the Lord hath delivered the kingdom into the hand of Absalom thy son, and behold thou art taken in thy mischief because thou art a bloody man" (2 Samuel 16:5-13). Abishai would have "taken off his head" then and there, as a "dead dog" presuming to "curse the king." But David felt it was Jehovah's doing: "let him curse, for the Lord hath bidden him; it may be that the Lord will look on shine affliction, and requite me good for his cursing." An undesigned coincidence between David's language in the history and in the independent psalms, a mark of genuineness (Psalm 109:17; Psalm 109:28, "let them curse, but bless Thou"; Psalm 25:18, "look upon mine affliction," etc.). Shimei wisely was the "first of the house of Joseph" to meet David on his victorious return over Jordan (compare spiritually our wisdom, Luke 14:32). A thousand Benjamites, and Ziba with his 15 sons and 20 servants, were with him. He fell down before the king, confessing his sin and begging David not to "impute iniquity" to him, or remember and take to heart his perversity; spiritually compare Matthew 5:25; Psalm 32:1-6. Again Abishai would have slain Shimei, but David felt his day of restoration to the kingdom was no day for avenging wrongs, and said "thou shalt not die." ...

    Shimei in Hitchcock's Bible Names Shimi

    Shimei in Naves Topical Bible -1. Also called SHIMI Son of Gershon Ex 6:17; Nu 3:18; 1Ch 6:17; 23:7,10 -2. A Benjamite Curses David; David's magnanimity toward 2Sa 16:5-13; 19:16; 23; with 1Ki 2:36-46 -3. An officer of David 1Ki 1:8 -4. One of Solomon's commissary officers 1Ki 4:18 -5. Grandson of Jeconiah 1Ch 3:19 -6. Son of Zacchur 1Ch 4:26,27 -7. A Reubenite Son of Gog 1Ch 5:4 -8. A Merarite Son of Libni 1Ch 6:29 -9. A Gershonite Son of Jahath 1Ch 6:42 -10. Father of a family in the tribe of Benjamin, (in the A. V., called SHIMHI) 1Ch 8:21 -11. A Levite 1Ch 23:9 -12. A leader of singers during the time of David 1Ch 25:17 -13. David's overseer of vineyards 1Ch 27:27 -14. A son of Heman 2Ch 29:14 -15. A Levite Treasurer of tithes and offerings during the time of Hezekiah 2Ch 31:12,13 -16. A Levite who put away (divorced) his Gentile wife Ezr 10:23 -17. The name of two Israelites who put away (divorced) Gentile wives Ezr 10:33,38 -18. A Benjamite Grandfather of Mordecai Es 2:5 -19. The ancestor of a family Zec 12:13 Possibly identical with number one

    Shimei in Smiths Bible Dictionary (renowned). 1. Son of Gershon the son of Levi, Nu 3:18; 1Ch 6:17,29; 23:7,9,10; Zec 12:13 called SHIMI in Ex 6:17 (B.C. after 1706.) 2. Shimei the son of Gera, a Benjamite of the house of Saul, who lived at Bahurim. (B.C. 1023.) When David and his suite were seen descending the long defile, on his flight from Absolom, 2Sa 16:5-13 the whole feeling of the clan of Benjamin burst forth without restraint in the person of Shimei. He ran along the ridge, cursing and throwing stones at the king and is companions. The next meeting was very different. The king was now returning from his successful campaign. Just as he was crossing the Jordan, 2Sa 19:18 the first person to welcome him was Shimei who threw himself at David's feet in abject penitence. But the king's suspicions were not set at rest by this submission; and on his death-bed he recalls the whole scene to the recollection of his son Solomon. Solomon gave Shimei notice that from henceforth he must consider himself confined to the walls of Jerusalem, on pain of death. 1Ki 3:36,37 For three years the engagement was kept. At the end of that time for the purpose of capturing two slaves who had escaped to Gath, he went out on his ass, and made his journey successfully. Ibid. 1Ki 2:40 On his return the king took him at his word, and he was slain by Benaiah. Ibid. 1Ki 2:41-46 3. One of the adherents of Solomon at the time of Adonjah's usurpation. 1Ki 1:8 (B.C.1015.) 4. Solomon's commissariat officer in Benjamin. 1Ki 4:18 5. Son of Pedaiah, and brother of Zerubbabel. 1Ch 3:19 (B.C. 536.) 6. A Simeonite, son of Zacchur. 1Ch 4:26,27 7. Son of Gog, a Reubenite. 1Ch 5:4 8. A Gershonite Levite, son of Jahath. 1Ch 6:42 9. Son of Jeduthun, and chief of the tenth division of the singers. 1Ch 25:17 10. The Ramathite who was over David's vineyards. 1Ch 27:27 11. A Levite of the sons of Heman, who took part in the purification of the temple under Zedekiah. 2Ch 29:14 (B.C. 726.) 12. The brother of Cononiah the Levite, in the reign of Hezekiah. 2Ch 31:12,13 Perhaps the same as the preceding. 13. A Levite in the time of Ezra who had married a foreign wife. Ezr 10:23 14. One of the family of Hashum, who put away his foreign wife at Ezra's command. Ezr 10:33 15. A son of Bani, who had also married a foreign wife, and put her away. Ezr 10:38 (B.C. 459.) 16. Son of Kish, a Benjamite, and ancestor of Mordecai. Es 2:5 (B.C. before 479).

    Shimei in the Bible Encyclopedia - ISBE shim'-e-i (shim`i, possibly "hear me (El)" or "(Jah)"; Semeei, Semei): A name of frequent occurrence throughout the Old Testament records, sometimes varying slightly in form in English Versions of the Bible. The King James Version has "Shimi" in Ex 6:17; "Shimhi" in 1 Ch 8:21; "Shimeah" in 2 Sam 21:21. the Revised Version (British and American) has "Shimeites" in Zec 12:13, where the King James Version has "Shimei," and Nu 3:21 for the King James Version "Shimites." English Versions of the Bible has "Shema" in 1 Ch 8:13,21 margin for the "Shimei" of 8:21. In all others of the many occurrences in the King James Version and the Revised Version (British and American) the form is "Shimei." (1) A family name among the Levites before and after the exile, at least five of whom bore it: (a) Son of Gershon and grandson of Levi (Ex 6:17; Nu 3:18; 1 Ch 6:17; 23:7,10). The text of 1 Chronicles 6 and 23 is corrupt, making difficult the tracing of the various genealogies and the identification of the several Shimeis. Evidently that of 23:9 is a scribe's error for one of the four sons of Ladan or Libni, whose names are given in the preceding verse. (b) An ancestor of Asaph the musician (1 Ch 6:42), possibly the same as (a) above, Jahath the son of South (compare 1 Ch 23:10) being by a copyist's error transposed so as to read as if he were the father of South (c) A descendant of the Merarite branch of the Levites (1 Ch 6:29). (d) One of the 288 trained singers in the service of the sanctuary under Asaph (1 Ch 25:17). (e) One of the Levites who helped to cleanse the Temple in Hezekiah's reformation (2 Ch 29:14). He was a descendant of Heman the musician. Hezekiah afterward appointed him with Conaniah to have chief oversight of "the oblations and the tithes and the dedicated things" which were brought into the chambers of Yahweh's house prepared for them (2 Ch 31:11,12). (f) A Levite who under Ezra put away his foreign wife (Ezr 10:23), "Semeis" in 1 Esdras 9:23...

    Shimei in Wikipedia Shimei is the name of a number of persons referenced in the Hebrew Bible and Rabbinical literature. The second son of Gershon and grandson of Levi (Ex. vi. 17; Numbers 3:18; I Chronicles 6:17). The family of the Shimeites, as a branch of the tribe of Levi, is mentioned in Numbers 3:18, 21; I Chronicles 23:7, 10, 11 ("Shimei" in verse 9 is evidently a scribal error); and in Zechariah 12:13...

    Shimei Scripture - 1 Kings 2:42 And the king sent and called for Shimei, and said unto him, Did I not make thee to swear by the LORD, and protested unto thee, saying, Know for a certain, on the day thou goest out, and walkest abroad any whither, that thou shalt surely die? and thou saidst unto me, The word [that] I have heard [is] good.

    Shimei Scripture - 1 Kings 2:44 The king said moreover to Shimei, Thou knowest all the wickedness which thine heart is privy to, that thou didst to David my father: therefore the LORD shall return thy wickedness upon thine own head;

    Shimei Scripture - Zechariah 12:13 The family of the house of Levi apart, and their wives apart; the family of Shimei apart, and their wives apart;