sermonette: Where's Simeon
Tracking the Tribe of Simeon
Given 25-Aug-12; Sermon #1117s; 18 minutes
Mike Ford, reviewing the rape of Dinah and the reciprocal murders of the perpetrators by Simeon and Levi, suggests that those two sons continually exhibited violence and cruelty. Jacob pronounces a malediction on them for their cruelty--that they would be separated and scattered. Simeon is not mentioned in Deuteronomy 33. In the census reported in Numbers 1, Simeon's family was dead last in population. One theory is that the tribe of Simeon split when one of their leaders was killed in a rebellion. The Simeonites have perhaps been scattered throughout Judah and Israel, occasionally surfacing when a mean-spirited warrior was called in for battle.
Census in Numbers Deuteronomy 33 Dinah Gad Genesis 34:25-30; 37 Hamor Harlotry Levi Manasseh Naphtali Numbers 1; 25: 9-14 Peace Phineas Reuben Shechem Simeon and Levi Sons of Jacob Sons of Simeon Split of church Stephen Collins
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