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).

1Kgs 1:8

8But the priest Zadok, and Benaiah son of Jehoiada, and the prophet Nathan, and Shimei, and Rei, and David's own warriors did not side with Adonijah.

1Kgs 4:18

18Shimei son of Ela, in Benjamin;

1Chr 27:27

27Over the vineyards was Shimei the Ramathite. Over the produce of the vineyards for the wine cellars was Zabdi the Shiphmite.

Exod 6:17

17The sons of Gershon: Libni and Shimei, by their families.

Num 3:18

18These are the names of the sons of Gershon by their clans: Libni and Shimei.

1Chr 6:17

17These are the names of the sons of Gershom: Libni and Shimei.

1Chr 25:17

17the tenth to Shimei, his sons and his brothers, twelve;

2Chr 29:14

14and of the sons of Heman, Jehuel and Shimei; and of the sons of Jeduthun, Shemaiah and Uzziel.

2Chr 31:13

13while Jehiel, Azaziah, Nahath, Asahel, Jerimoth, Jozabad, Eliel, Ismachiah, Mahath, and Benaiah were overseers assisting Conaniah and his brother Shimei, by t ... View more

1Chr 3:19

19The sons of Pedaiah: Zerubbabel and Shimei; and the sons of Zerubbabel: Meshullam and Hananiah, and Shelomith was their sister;

Esth 2:5

5Now there was a Jew in the citadel of Susa whose name was Mordecai son of Jair son of Shimei son of Kish, a Benjaminite.

Ezra 10:23

23Of the Levites: Jozabad, Shimei, Kelaiah (that is, Kelita), Pethahiah, Judah, and Eliezer.

Ezra 10:33

33Of the descendants of Hashum: Mattenai, Mattattah, Zabad, Eliphelet, Jeremai, Manasseh, and Shimei.

Ezra 10:38

38Of the descendants of Binnui: Shimei,

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