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Who is Shimei?
        (renowned). 1. A son of Gershon, the son of Levi. Num 3:18; 1 Chr 6:17, 1 Chr 6:29; 1 Chr 23:7, 1 Chr 23:9-10; Zech 12:13; called Shimi in Ex 6:17. 2. The Benjamite of the house of Saul, living at Bahurim, who cursed David when the latter was fleeing from Absalom. 2 Sam 16:5-13. David forbade any violence at the time. On his victorious return Shimei sought the forgiveness of David, who not only spared his life then, but covenanted with him never to put him to death. 2 Sam 19:23. On his death-bed, however, he charged Solomon to remember Shimei as a guilty man. Solomon accordingly forbade him to leave Jerusalem on pain of death. This prohibition he violated by going to Gath in search of two fugitive servants, and suffered the threatened penalty. 1 Kgs 2:46. 1. One of David's mighty men who opposed Adonijah. 1 Kgs 1:8. 2. The Benjamitish provision-officer of Solomon. 1 Kgs 4:18. 3. The brother of Zerubbabel. 1 Chr 3:19. 4. A Simeonite. 1 Chr 4:26-27. 5. A Reubenite. 1 Chr 5:4. 6. A Gershonite Levite. 1 Chr 6:42. 7. Head of the tenth musical course. 1 Chr 25:17. 8. The overseer of David's vineyards. 1 Chr 27:27. 9. A Levite who assisted in Hezekiah's purification of the temple. 2 Chr 29:14. 10. A Levite in Hezekiah's time who had charge of the temple-treasure. 2 Chr 31:12-13. 11. A Levite who had a foreign wife. Ezr 10:23. 14., 15. Two persons who put away their foreign wives. Ezr 10:33, Acts 7:38. 1. One of the ancestors of Mordecai. Esth 2:5.

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Schaff, Philip, Dr. "Biblical Definition for 'shimei' in Schaffs Bible Dictionary". - Schaff's

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