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Simeon (patriarch)
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The Lexham Bible Dictionary
Simeon, Son of Jacob
Simeon, Son of Jacob (שִׁמְעוֹן‎, shim'on, Συμεών, Symeōn). The second son of Jacob and his wife Leah. Ancestor of the tribe of Simeon.
The Anchor Yale Bible Dictionary
Simeon (Person)
SIMEON (PERSON) [Heb šimʿôn (שִׁמְעֹון)]. SIMEONITE. 1. The second son of Leah and Jacob and the full brother of Reuben, Levi, Judah, Issachar, Zebulun, and Dinah. Simeon is also the eponymous ancestor of the tribe whose territory is found within the S limits of Judah. The etymology is obscure, but
Baker Encyclopedia of the Bible
Simeon (Person)
Simeon (Person). 1. Second of the 12 sons of Jacob (Gn 35:23; 1 Chr 2:1) and the second son borne to him by Leah (Gn 29:33). Simeon fathered six sons (Ex 6:15) and settled his family in Egypt with Jacob and his brothers (1:2). He was the founder of the Simeonites (Nm 26:12–14) and one of the 12 tribes
The International Standard Bible Encyclopedia, Revised
Simeon
1. The second son of Jacob by Leah; and the tribe named for him. In Gen. 29:33 and 35:23 Simeon is named as a full brother of Reuben, Levi, Judah, Issachar, and Zebulun, all sons of Leah; in 34:25 he is called the brother of Levi and Dinah. He was left as a hostage in Egypt by order of Joseph (42:18f,
Simeon
Simeon simʹē-ən [Heb. šimʿôn—‘hearing’; Gk. Symeōn]; NEB also SYMEON (Lk. 3:30); SIMEONITES-īts [Heb. šimʿōnî].
Tyndale Bible Dictionary
Simeon (Person)
SIMEON (Person)1. Second of the 12 sons of Jacob (Gn 35:23; 1 Chr 2:1) and the second son borne to him by Leah (Gn 29:33). Simeon fathered six sons (Ex 6:15) and settled his family in Egypt with Jacob and his brothers (1:2). He was the founder of the Simeonites (Nm 26:12–14) and one of the 12 tribes
Symeon
SYMEON* Alternate spelling of Simeon, the name of a member of the church in Antioch (Acts 13:1). See Simeon (Person) #4.
The HarperCollins Bible Dictionary (Revised and Updated)
Simeon
Simeon (sim´ee-uhn; Heb., “to hear”).1 The second son of Jacob and Leah (Gen. 29:33). Simeon and his brother Levi massacred the men of Shechem to avenge the rape of their sister, Dinah (Gen. 34, recalled in Jth. 9:1–4). Simeon was later held hostage in Egypt when Joseph sent the other brothers back
The Wycliffe Bible Encyclopedia
Simeon
SIMEON1. The second son of Jacob by his wife Leah (Gen 29:33), but not one of the major figures in Israel’s history. He is better known as a secondary figure in his association with his brother Judah. With his full brothers Reuben, Levi, and Judah, he became the leader in avenging the rape of his sister
The New Bible Dictionary, Third Edition
Simeon
SIMEON. 1. The second son of Jacob by Leah (Gn. 29:33). Heb. šim‘on was derived from šāma‘, (‘to hear’), and its significance is given in Gn. 29:33. Simeon took part with Levi in the massacre of the men of Shechem for dishonouring their sister Dinah (Gn. 34). He also played a prominent part in the
Eerdmans Dictionary of the Bible
Simeon
Simeon (Heb. šimʿôn)1. The second son of Jacob (Gen. 35:23); the eponymous ancestor of the tribe whose territory was within the southern limits of Judah (Josh. 19:1–9). Simeon and his brother Levi exacted treacherous and violent revenge for the rape of their sister Dinah by a local prince called Shechem
Symeon
Symeon (Gk. Symên)1. A prophet and teacher in the church at Antioch who was surnamed Niger and may have been, therefore, black (Lat. niger; Acts 13:1 RSV; NRSV “Simeon” [6]).2. Another name for Simon Peter (Acts 15:14; 2 Pet. 1:1 RSV).
Catholic Bible Dictionary
Simeon
SIMEON The name of three men in the Bible.1. The second son of Leah and Jacob (Gen 35:23); the full brother of Reuben, Levi, Judah, Issachar, Zebulun, and Dinah; and the founder of the tribe of Simeon. His name in Hebrew is a play on the verb “to hear,” as indicated in the words of his mother, “Because
The Oxford Dictionary of the Christian Church
Simeon
Simeon. (1) In the OT, one of the Hebrew patriarchs, the ancestor of the tribe of the same name. (2) In the NT, the aged and devout Jew who took the infant Christ in his arms in the *Temple at *Jerusalem and spoke the words known as the ‘*Nunc Dimittis’ (Lk. 2:25–35). (3) In Acts 15:14, apparently
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