Simeon(redirected from Shimun)
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In the Bible, a son of Jacob and Leah and the forebear of one of the tribes of Israel.
In the New Testament, the devout Jew who proclaimed the Nunc Dimittis while holding the infant Jesus in his arms.
a. Old Testament the second son of Jacob and Leah
b. the tribe descended from him
c. the territory once occupied by this tribe in the extreme south of the land of Canaan
2. (Bible) New Testament a devout Jew, who recognized the infant Jesus as the Messiah and uttered the canticle Nunc Dimittis over him in the Temple (Luke 2:25–35)
Sim•e•on(ˈsɪm i ən)
1. a son of Jacob and Leah. Gen. 29:33.
2. one of the 12 tribes of Israel, traditionally descended from him.
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|Noun||1.||Simeon - (Old Testament) the 2nd son of Jacob and one of the 12 patriarchs of Israel|
Old Testament - the collection of books comprising the sacred scripture of the Hebrews and recording their history as the chosen people; the first half of the Christian Bible
patriarch - any of the early biblical characters regarded as fathers of the human race