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Sim·e·on 1

In the Bible, a son of Jacob and Leah and the forebear of one of the tribes of Israel.

Sim·e·on 2

In the New Testament, the devout Jew who proclaimed the Nunc Dimittis while holding the infant Jesus in his arms.
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1. (Bible)
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)
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(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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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.Simeon - (Old Testament) the 2nd son of Jacob and one of the 12 patriarchs of IsraelSimeon - (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
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The first refugees in the war who could not return to their homes after it was over were Jews who fled the Shim'on haTsadiq quarter (in what is now "East Jerusalem") near the end of December 1947.
Not long after its appearance, Rabbi Me'ir ben Shim'on of Narbonne wrote that the book was a real danger to the Jewish faith, yet the Bahir continued to be studied.
Said Rabbi Yohanan, "Rabbi Ishma'el the son of Yose's member was like a wineskin of nine kav; Rabbi El'azar the son of Rabbi Shim'on's member was like a wineskin of seven kav." Rav Papa said, "Rabbi Yohanan's member was like a wineskin of three kay." And there are those who say: like a wineskin of five kay.
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edition of a treatise by the second-century Rabbi Shim'on, son of