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Shimei (shĭm'e-î), famous. The name of 14 or more Hebrews, of whom the two following may be described. 1. A son of Gershon the son of Levi, Numbers 3:18; 1 Chronicles 6:17; 1 Chronicles 6:42; 1 Chronicles 23:7; 1 Chronicles 23:9-10; called Shimi, Exodus 6:17, A. V. It is to his descendants, probably, that reference is made in Zechariah 12:13; comp. Numbers 3:21. 2. The son of Gera, a Benjamite and a kinsman of Saul, who insulted king David when fleeing before Absalom, and humbled himself on David's return. Shimei gave bis parole never to leave Jerusalem, but broke it by pursuing his fugitive servants to Gath, and was put to death on returning. 2 Samuel 16:6-14; 2 Samuel 19:16-23; 1 Kings 2:8-9; 1 Kings 2:36-46.

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Rice, Edwin Wilbur, DD. Entry for 'Shimei'. People's Dictionary of the Bible. 1893.

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