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simeon


  3  definitions  found 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  Simeon 
  n  :  (Old  Testament)  the  2nd  son  of  Jacob  and  one  of  the  12 
  patriarchs  of  Israel  [syn:  {Simeon}] 
 
  From  Easton's  1897  Bible  Dictionary  [easton]: 
 
  Simeon 
  hearing.  (1.)  The  second  son  of  Jacob  by  Leah  (Gen.  29:33).  He 
  was  associated  with  Levi  in  the  terrible  act  of  vengeance 
  against  Hamor  and  the  Shechemites  (34:25,  26).  He  was  detained 
  by  Joseph  in  Egypt  as  a  hostage  (42:24).  His  father,  when  dying, 
  pronounced  a  malediction  against  him  (49:5-7).  The  words  in  the 
  Authorized  Version  (49:6),  "they  digged  down  a  wall,"  ought  to 
  be  as  correctly  rendered  in  the  Revised  Version,  "they  houghed 
  an  ox." 
 
  (2.)  An  aged  saint  who  visited  the  temple  when  Jesus  was  being 
  presented  before  the  Lord,  and  uttered  lofty  words  of 
  thankgiving  and  of  prophecy  (Luke  2:29-35). 
 
  (3.)  One  of  the  ancestors  of  Joseph  (Luke  3:30). 
 
  (4.)  Surnamed  Niger,  i.e.,  "black,"  perhaps  from  his  dark 
  complexion,  a  teacher  of  some  distinction  in  the  church  of 
  Antioch  (Acts  13:1-3).  It  has  been  supposed  that  this  was  the 
  Simon  of  Cyrene  who  bore  Christ's  cross.  Note  the  number  of 
  nationalities  represented  in  the  church  at  Antioch. 
 
  (5.)  James  (Acts  15:14)  thus  designates  the  apostle  Peter 
  (q.v.). 
 
 
  From  Hitchcock's  Bible  Names  Dictionary  (late  1800's)  [hitchcock]: 
 
  Simeon,  that  hears  or  obeys;  that  is  heard 
 




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