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Simeon (OT)

The name of one of Jacob's sons and a tribe of Israel.

Background

Simeon was born to Jacob and Leah.  Together with his brother Levi, Simeon avenged the rape of his sister Dinah by killing those responsible.  The tribe of Simeon was assigned the most southern territory in Canaan which included the northern Negev desert.

AUTHOR: Robert Brusic, Seminary Pastor Emeritus

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