Definition of Simeon

1. Noun. (Old Testament) the 2nd son of Jacob and one of the 12 patriarchs of Israel.

Category relationships: Old Testament
Generic synonyms: Patriarch

Definition of Simeon

1. Proper noun. (biblical) Second son of Jacob, by his wife Leah. ¹

2. Proper noun. (biblical) One of the Israelite tribes, descended from Simeon. ¹

3. Proper noun. (Hebrew male given name). ¹

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Literary usage of Simeon

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1. Dictionary of the Bible: Comprising Its Antiquities, Biography, Geography by William Robertson Smith (1896)
"The first group of Jacob's children consists, besides Simeon, of the three other sons of ... With each of these, Simeon is mentioned in some connection. ..."

2. The History of the Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire by Edward Gibbon (1902)
"They purchased the aid of the Pagan Turks but Simeon, in a second battle, redeemed the loss of the firs' at a time when it was esteemed a victory to elude ..."

3. The New Schaff-Herzog Encyclopedia of Religious Knowledge: Embracing by Johann Jakob Herzog, Philip Schaff, Albert Hauck (1911)
"It would seem, however, that Simeon was born at Constantinople, ... The one Writings, concrete statement of Psellos, that Simeon took part in a naval ..."

4. Dictionary of the Bible: Comprising Its Antiquities, Biography, Geography by William Smith, Horatio Balch Hackett, Ezra Abbot (1872)
"Simeon is named by L*zekiel (xlviii. 2o) and the author of the llook of the Revelation mi 7) in their cataloguée of the restoration of Israel. ..."

5. The Holy Bible by Canadian Bible Society (1851)
"Beth-lehem ; twelve cities with their villages. and Shimron, AND the second lot came forth to Simeon, eren for the tribe of the children of Simeon according ..."

6. Encyclopædia Biblica: A Critical Dictionary of the Literary Political and by Thomas Kelly Cheyne, John Sutherland Black (1903)
"Simeon is never mentioned as a component part of the southern kingdom. ... Poet. perhaps belonged to Simeon (there might be a play on the name saying ..."

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