Bible Names N-Z : Simeon


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 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...