Shimei

Shimei (Shim´ee-i; Heb., “[God] has heard”)

The name of at least eighteen men in the OT. 1 A Benjaminite of Saul’s house, who cursed David as David fled Jerusalem during Absalom’s revolt. When David returned, Shimei met him at the Jordan with a thousand Benjaminites, confessing his sin and pledging his allegiance. David spared Shimei’s life on oath, but on his deathbed instructed Solomon to put him to death. 2 A member of David’s court (1Kgs 1:8), perhaps the same Shimei who wielded authority over Solomon’s Benjaminite district (1Kgs 4:18). 3 A Ramathite overseer of David’s vineyards (1Chr 27:27). 4 The head of a levitical family (Exod 6:17; Num 3:18). 5 Several Levites in various types of Temple service (1Chr 6:17; 1Chr 25:17; 2Chr 29:14; 2Chr 31:13). 6 The brother of Zerubbabel (1Chr 3:19). 7 A Benjaminite ancestor of Mordecai (Esth 2:5). 8 Three men who had married foreign women (Ezra 10:23; Ezra 10:33; Ezra 10:38).

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