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Cyclopedia of Biblical, Theological and Ecclesiastical Literature


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(Σεμεϊ v ), the Graecized form apparently of two Hebrew names:

1. SHIMEI (See SHIMEI) (q.v.), spoken of as (a) one of the "sons of Asom" (1 Esdras 9:33), i.e. of Hashum (Ezra 10:33); (b) the son of Cisai and father of Jairus, among the ancestors of Mordecai (Esther 11:2. Σεμεϊ v ας )..

2. The son of Joseph and father of Mattathias in our Lord's genealogy (Luke 3:26, v.r. Σεμεείν ), probably SHEMAIAH (See SHEMAIAH) (q.v.), the son of Shechaniah and father of Neariah (1 Chronicles 3:22).

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McClintock, John. Strong, James. Entry for 'Semei'. Cyclopedia of Biblical, Theological and Ecclesiastical Literature. Harper & Brothers. New York. 1870.

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