also known as: Shimi, Shim‘i, Shimei and Shema
Hebrew: שִׁמְעִי —possible meaning: famous
This is a name shared by various Israelite men, one of whom is a Benjamite mentioned in 1 Chronicles 8:21 KJV. The New King James Version spells this name “Shimei” (1 Chronicles 8:21 NKJV), as does the NASB and ESV.
The sons of the man Shimei mentioned in 1 Chronicles 8 are Jakim, Zicri, Zabdi, Elienai, Zillethai, Eliel, Adaiah, Beraiah, and Shimrath.
Article Version: July 12, 2019