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Shimea

also known as: Shimeah (2 Samuel 13:3), Shammah (1 Samuel 17:13), Shimei and Shimma (1 Chronicles 2:13)

Meaning: Splendor; something heard; the hearing prayer (from a root word meaning: “to hear”)

Shimea was the name of four biblical men:

  1. one of David's brothers (1 Samuel 16:9, marginal note)

  2. one of David's sons by Bathsheba (1 Chronicles 3:5), also called Shammua (14:4)

  3. a Levite of the family of Merari (1 Chronicles 6:30)

  4. another Levite of the family of Gershon (1 Chronicles 6:39)