Simeon and his brother, Levi, are known for murdering the Shechemites. Levi’s and Simeon’s slaughter of the Shechemites (Genesis 34:25; Genesis 34:30) incurred Jacob’s disapproval. (see Genesis 49:5-7 below) Judah and Simeon joined together in the conquest of southern Canaan (Judges 1:3; Judges 1:17).
Though sources do not clearly indicate where the tribe of Simeon settled, it seems to have been in the south of Palestine beyond the powerful tribe of Judah. In time, part of the tribe of Simeon was apparently absorbed by Judah, while other members possibly relocated in the north.
The name Simeon means God Has Heard and is of Greek origin. Simeon is a name that’s been used primarily by parents who are considering baby names for boys. Form of the name Simon.
Simeon (Greek Συμεών, Simeon the God-receiver) at the Temple is the “just and devout” man of Jerusalem who, according to Luke 2:25–35, met Mary, Joseph, and Jesus as they entered the Temple to fulfill the requirements of the Law of Moses on the 40th day from Jesus’ birth at the presentation of Jesus at the Temple.
Simeon and his brother Levi took violent revenge against the inhabitants of the city by tricking them into circumcising themselves and then killing them when they are weakened. The midrashic book of Jasher, argues that it was Simeon who deceived Hamor by insisting that the men of Shechem would need to be circumcised.
Levites are priests dispersed throughout the land. Simeon, however, is not mentioned among the tribes blessed by Moses (Deut., chap. 33), and he finds no place among the south Palestinian peoples in I Sam.
The tribe of Manasseh settled in central Palestine—some to the east, some to the west of the Jordan River.
Their tribal portions in the land of Israel are dispersed so that they would not be able to regroup and fight arbitrarily. According to the Midrash, Simeon and Levi were only 14 and 13 years old, respectively, at the time of the rape of Dinah.
Judah, one of the 12 tribes of Israel, descended from Judah, who was the fourth son born to Jacob and his first wife, Leah. It is disputed whether the name Judah was originally that of the tribe or the territory it occupied and which was transposed from which.
Simeon is a given name, from the Hebrew שמעון ( Biblical Šimʿon, Tiberian Šimʿôn), usually transliterated as Shimon. In Greek it is written Συμεών, hence the Latinized spelling Symeon.
Simon is one Latinised version of the name, the others being Simeon or Symeon. This practice carried over into English: in the King James Version, the name Simeon Niger is spelt Simeon (Acts 13:1) as is Simeon (Gospel of Luke) (Luke 2:25), while Peter is called Simon (John 1:44).
Gad ( Hebrew: גָּד, Modern: Gad, Tiberian: Gāḏ, “luck”) was, according to the Book of Genesis, the first son of Jacob and Zilpah, the seventh of Jacob overall, and the founder of the Israelite tribe of Gad. The text of the Book of Genesis implies that the name of Gad means luck/fortunate, in Hebrew.
Conquered by the Assyrian King Shalmaneser V, they were exiled to upper Mesopotamia and Medes, today modern Syria and Iraq. The Ten Tribes of Israel have never been seen since.
The episode is described in Luke 2:41–52. Jesus at the age of twelve accompanies Mary and Joseph, and a large group of their relatives and friends to Jerusalem on pilgrimage, “according to the custom” – that is, Passover.
The New Testament describes James, Joseph (Joses), Judas (Jude), and Simon as brothers of Jesus (Greek: ἀδελφοὶ, romanized: adelphoi, lit. ‘brothers’). Also mentioned, but not named, are sisters of Jesus.