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    Simeon (Hebrew Bible) in Wikipedia According to the Book of Genesis, Simeon (Hebrew: שִׁמְעוֹן, Shim'on) was, the second son of Jacob and Leah, and the founder of the Israelite Tribe of Simeon. However, some Biblical scholars view this as postdiction, an eponymous metaphor providing an etiology of the connectedness of the tribe to others in the Israelite confederation[1]. With Leah as a matriarch, Biblical scholars regard the tribe as having been believed by the text's authors to have been part of the original Israelite confederation[2], however, the tribe is absent from the parts of the Bible which textual scholars regard as the oldest (for example, the ancient Song of Deborah), and some scholars think that Simeon was not originally regarded as a distinct tribe[3]...

    Simeon in Easton's Bible Dictionary hearing. (1.) The second son of Jacob by Leah (Gen. 29:33). He was associated with Levi in the terrible act of vengeance against Hamor and the Shechemites (34:25, 26). He was detained by Joseph in Egypt as a hostage (42:24). His father, when dying, pronounced a malediction against him (49:5-7). The words in the Authorized Version (49:6), "they digged down a wall," ought to be, as correctly rendered in the Revised Version, "they houghed an ox." (2.) An aged saint who visited the temple when Jesus was being presented before the Lord, and uttered lofty words of thankgiving and of prophecy (Luke 2:29-35). (3.) One of the ancestors of Joseph (Luke 3:30). (4.) Surnamed Niger, i.e., "black," perhaps from his dark complexion, a teacher of some distinction in the church of Antioch (Acts 13:1-3). It has been supposed that this was the Simon of Cyrene who bore Christ's cross. Note the number of nationalities represented in the church at Antioch. (5.) James (Acts 15:14) thus designates the apostle Peter (q.v.).

    Simeon in Fausset's Bible Dictionary 1. (See LEVI.) Jacob's second son by Leah, Genesis 29:33. From shaama, "hear"; as the birth of Reuben ("see a son") her firstborn convinced Leah that God saw her, so that of Simeon that God heard her. Levi's and Simeon's slaughter of the Shechemites (Genesis 34:25; Genesis 34:30) incurred Jacob's reproof (Genesis 49:5-7). Judah and Simeon joined together in the conquest of southern Canaan (Judges 1:3; Judges 1:17). Joseph's selection of Simeon as hostage for Benjamin's appearance was perhaps due to his having been a leader in the brothers' cruel attack (Genesis 37; Genesis 42:24). Simeon's families are enumerated (Genesis 46:10; Numbers 26:12-14; 1 Chronicles 4:24-43). At the census at Sinai Simeon numbered 59,300 (Numbers 1:23); it was then the most numerous after Judah and Daniel At Shittim it had become the smallest, numbering 22,200. The mortality consequent on the idolatry of Peor was a leading cause (Numbers 25:9; Numbers 25:14). Zimri, slain in the act, was a prince of Simeon (Numbers 26:14). Simeon was doomed by Jacob to be "scattered in Israel" (Genesis 49:7); its sins caused its reduction to such small numbers as found adequate territory within Judah (Joshua 19:2-9). Simeon was the "remnant" with Judah and Benjamin, which constituted Rehoboam's forces (1 Kings 12:23). Still Simeon remained strong enough in Hezekiah's days to smite the men of Ham with an expedition under 13 Simeonite princes, and to occupy their dwellings "at the entrance of (rather, as Keil, "westward from") Gedor to the E. side of the valley" (1 Chronicles 4:34-43). The Simeonites "found the Meunim" (not as KJV, 1 Chronicles 4:41, "habitations") there besides the Hamites (whether Egyptians, Cushites, or Canaanites). (See MAON.)...

    Simeon in Hitchcock's Bible Names that hears or obeys; that is heard

    Simeon in Naves Topical Bible -1. Son of Jacob Ge 29:33; 35:23; Ex 1:1,2; 1Ch 2:1 With Levi avenges upon the Shechemites the seduction of Dinah Ge 34; 49:5-7 Jacob's denunciation of Ge 34:30; 49:5-7 Goes down into Egypt to buy corn (graini); is imprisoned by Joseph, and is detained Ge 42:24,36; 43:23 His sons Ge 46:10; Ex 6:15; 1Ch 4:24-37 Descendants of Nu 26:12-14 See TRIBE OF, below -2. TRIBE OF Military enrollment of, at Sinai Nu 1:22,23; 2:13 On the plains of Moab Nu 26:14 Place of, in camping and marching Nu 2:12; 10:18,19 Inheritance allotted to Jos 19:1-9; Jud 1:3-17; 1Ch 4:24-43 Stood on Mount Gerizim to bless at the time of the recounting of the law of Moses De 27:12 Joined with the people of Judah and Benjamin in the renewal of the Passover 2Ch 15:9; with 15:1-15 Idolatry of 2Ch 34:6; with 34:1-7 See ISRAEL -3. A devout man in Jerusalem Blesses Jesus (when an infant) in the temple Lu 2:25-35 -4. An ancestor of Jesus Lu 3:30 -5. A disciple Also called NIGER Ac 13:1 -6. Name given to Peter Ac 15:14 See PETER

    Simeon in Smiths Bible Dictionary (heard). 1. The second of Jacob's son by Leah. His birth is recorded in Ge 29:33 The first group of Jacob's children consists, besides Simeon, of the three other sons of Leah -- Reuben, Levi, Judah. Besides the massacre of Shechem, Ge 34:25 the only personal incident related of Simeon is the fact of his being selected by Joseph as the hostage for the appearance of Benjamin. Ge 42:19,24,36; 43:23 The chief families of the tribe of Simeon are mentioned int he lists of Ge 46:10 At the census of Sinai Simeon numbered 59,300 fighting men. Nu 1:23 When the second census was taken, at Shittim, the numbers had fallen to 22,200, and it was the weakest of all the tribes. This was no doubt partly due to the recent mortality following the idolatry of Peor, but there must have been other causes which have escaped mention. To Simeon was allotted a portion of land out of the territory of Judah, on its southern frontier, which contained eighteen or nineteen cities, with their villages, spread round the venerable well of Beersheba. Jos 19:1-8; 1Ch 4:28-33 Of these places, with the help of Judah, the Simeonites possessed themselves, Jud 1:3,17 and there they were found, doubtless by Joab, residing in the reign of David. 1Ch 4:31 What part of the tribe took at the time of the division of the kingdom we are not told. The only thing which can be interpreted into a trace of its having taken any part with the northern kingdom are the two casual notices of 2Ch 15:9 and 2Chr 34:6 which appear to imply the presence of Simeonites there in the reigns of Asa and Josiah. On the other hand the definite statement of 1Ch 4:41-43 proves that at that time there were still some of them remaining in the original seat of the tribe, and actuated by all the warlike, lawless spirit of their progenitor. 2. A devout Jew, inspired by the Holy Ghost, who met the parents of our Lord in the temple, took him in his arms, and gave thanks for what he saw and knew of Jesus. Lu 2:25- 35 There was a Simeon who succeeded his father Hillel as president of the Sanhedrin about A.D. 13, and whose son Gamaliel was the Pharisee at whose feet St. Paul was brought up. Ac 22:3 It has been conjectured that he may be the Simeon of St. Luke.

    Simeon in the Bible Encyclopedia - ISBE sim'-e-on (shim`on; Sumeon; the Hebrew root is from shama`, "to hear" (Gen 29:33); some modern scholars (Hitzig, W. R. Smith, Stade, etc.) derive it from Arabic sima`, "the offspring of the hyena and female wolf"): In Gen 29:33; 30:18-21; 35:23, Simeon is given as full brother to Reuben, Levi, Judah, Issachar and Zebulun, the son of Leah; and in Gen 34:25; 49:5 as the brother of Levi and Dinah. He was left as a hostage in Egypt by orders of Joseph (Gen 42:24; 43:23). 1. The Patriarch: Biblical Data: In the "blessing" of the dying Jacob, Simeon and Levi are linked together: "Simeon and Levi are brethren; Weapons of violence are their swords. O my soul, come not thou into their council; Unto their assembly, my glory, be not thou united; For in their anger they slew a man, And in their self-will they hocked an ox. Cursed be their anger, for it was fierce; And their wrath, for it was cruel: I will divide them in Jacob, And scatter them in Israel" (Gen 49:5-7)...

    Simeon in Wikipedia Simeon, or Shimon is a given name, from the Hebrew שמעון (Biblical imʿon, Tiberian imʿn), pronounced /ˈsɪmiən/. In Greek, it is written Συμεών, hence the Latinized spelling Symeon. The name is derived from Simeon, son of Jacob and Leah, patriarch of the Tribe of Simeon. The text of Genesis (29:33) argues that the name of Simeon refers to Leah's belief that God had heard that she was hated by Jacob, in the sense of not being as favoured as Rachel...

    Simeon Scripture - 1 Chronicles 6:65 And they gave by lot out of the tribe of the children of Judah, and out of the tribe of the children of Simeon, and out of the tribe of the children of Benjamin, these cities, which are called by [their] names.

    Simeon Scripture - Genesis 48:5 And now thy two sons, Ephraim and Manasseh, which were born unto thee in the land of Egypt before I came unto thee into Egypt, [are] mine; as Reuben and Simeon, they shall be mine.

    Simeon Scripture - Revelation 7:7 Of the tribe of Simeon [were] sealed twelve thousand. Of the tribe of Levi [were] sealed twelve thousand. Of the tribe of Issachar [were] sealed twelve thousand.