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Simeonites
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The Lexham Bible Dictionary
Simeon, Tribe of
Simeon, Tribe of (שִׁמְעוֹן‎, shim'on, Συμεών, Symeōn). One of the 12 tribes of Israel. Takes its name from the second son of Leah and Jacob.
Baker Encyclopedia of the Bible
Simeon, Tribe of
Simeon, Tribe of. One of the 12 tribes of Israel descended from Jacob’s second son. Because of Simeon’s evil deed at Shechem, Jacob foretold that Simeon’s descendants would be dispersed among the other tribes of Israel (Gn 49:7).According to the Book of Joshua, Simeon’s inheritance was included in Judah’s
Simeonite
Simeonite. Member of Simeon’s tribe (Nm 26:14; Jos 21:4).See Simeon (Person) #1; Simeon, Tribe of.
Tyndale Bible Dictionary
Simeon, Tribe of
SIMEON, TRIBE OF One of the 12 tribes of Israel descended from Jacob’s second son. Because of Simeon’s evil deed at Shechem, Jacob foretold that Simeon’s descendants would be dispersed among the other tribes of Israel (Gn 49:7).According to the book of Joshua, Simeon’s inheritance was included in Judah’s
Simeonite
SIMEONITE* Member of Simeon’s tribe (Nm 26:14; Jos 21:4). See Simeon (Person) #1; Simeon, Tribe of.
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 New Unger’s Bible Dictionary
Simeonite
SIM´EONITE (simʹē-on-īt). A patronymic designation of a descendant of Simeon (which see) the second son of Jacob by Leah (Num. 25:14; 26:14; 1 Chron. 27:16).
Easton’s Bible Dictionary
Simeon, the tribe of
Simeon, The tribe ofwas “divided and scattered” according to the prediction in Gen. 49:5–7. They gradually dwindled in number, and sank into a position of insignificance among the other tribes. They decreased in the wilderness by about two-thirds (comp. Num. 1:23; 26:14). Moses pronounces no blessing
Nelson’s New Illustrated Bible Dictionary
Simeonites
SIMEONITES [SIMM ee un ites] — the descendants of Simeon, the second son of Jacob and Leah (Gen. 29:33; Num. 25:14; 1 Chr. 27:16).
Simeon, Tribe of
SIMEON, TRIBE OF — One of the twelve tribes of Israel, descended from Simeon No. 1 (Rev. 7:7). Simeon had six sons—Jemuel (Nemuel), Jamin, Ohad, Jachin (Jerib), Zohar (Zerah), and Shaul—and all but Ohad founded tribal families (Ex. 6:15).The tribe of Simeon numbered 59,300 fighting men at the first
International Standard Bible Encyclopedia
SIMEON (1)
SIMEON (1)<sim’-e-on> ([שִׁמְעוֹן‎, shim̀on]; [Συμεών, Sumeon]; the Hebrew root is from [שָׁמַע‎, shama`], “to hear” (Genesis 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 Genesis 29:33; 30:18-21;
The Westminster Bible Dictionary
Simeon
Simʹe-on [hearing], a common name in Scripture, occurring most often, however, in the abbreviated form Simon.1. The second of Jacob’s sons by Leah (Gen. 29:33), and the father of the tribe bearing his name. Along with his next younger brother, Levi, he took a fearful revenge upon the Shechemites for
Holman Illustrated Bible Dictionary
Simeonites
SIMEONITES (Sĭmʹ ē ŏ nīts) People of the tribe of Simeon, the second son of Jacob and Leah (Gen. 29:33).
Dictionary of the Old Testament: Pentateuch
Simeon
SIMEONSimeon was the second-oldest son of *Jacob and ancestor of the Israelite tribe of the same name. The name Simeon is derived from the Hebrew verbal root šmʿ (“to hear”) and reflects the relief that his mother Leah felt at Simeon’s birth, knowing that God had heard that she was unloved by Jacob