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Shimea The hearing prayer. (1.) One of David's sons by Bathsheba (Ch1 3:5); called also Shammua (Ch1 14:4). (2.) A Levite of the family of Merari (Ch1 6:30). (3.) Another Levite of the family of Gershon (Ch1 6:39). (4.) One of David's brothers (Sa1 16:9, marg.).

Shimeah (1.) One of David's brothers (Sa2 13:3); same as Shimea (2.) A Benjamite, a descendant of Gibeon (Ch1 8:32); called also Shimeam (Ch1 9:38).

Shimei Famous. (1.) A son of Gershon, and grandson of Levi (Num 3:18; Ch1 6:17, Ch1 6:29); called Shimi in Exo 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 (Sa2 16:5). 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 ha hurried the first of all the house of Israel to offer homage to the king" (Sa2 19:16). 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 (Kg1 2:8, Kg1 2:9). 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 (Kg1 2:36). (3.) One of David's mighty men who refused to acknowledge Adonijah as David's successor (Kg1 1:8). He is probably the same person who is called elsewhere (Kg1 4:18) "the son of Elah." (4.) A son of Pedaiah, the brother of Zerubbabel (Ch1 3:19). (5.) A Simeonite (Ch1 4:26, Ch1 4:27). (6.) A Reubenite (Ch1 5:4). (7.) A Levite of the family of Gershon (Ch1 6:42). (8.) A Ramathite who was "over the vineyards" of David (Ch1 27:27). (9.) One of the sons of Heman, who assisted in the purification of the temple (Ch2 29:14). (10.) A Levite (Ch2 31:12, Ch2 31:13). (11.) Another Levite (Ezr 10:23). "The family of Shimei" (Zac 12:13; R.V., "the family of the Shimeites") were the descendants of Shimei.

Shimeon Hearkening. Ezr 10:31.

Shimhi Famous a Benjamite (Ch1 8:21).

Shimrath Guardian, a Benjamite, one of Shimhi's sons (id.).

Shimri Watchman. (1.) A Simeonite (Ch1 4:37). (2.) The father of one of the "valiant men" of David's armies (Ch1 11:45). (3.) Assisted at the purification of the temple in the time of Hezekiah (Ch2 29:13).

Shimrom Watchman, the fourth son of Issachar (Gen 46:13; Ch1 7:1; R.V., correctly, "Shimron").

Shimron Watch-post, an ancient city of the Canaanites; with its villages, allotted to Zebulun (Jos 19:15); now probably Semunieh, on the northern edge of the plain of Esdraelon, 5 miles west of Nazareth.

Shimron-meron The same, probably, as Shimron (Jos 12:20).