Shimea (Hebrew: שמעא, Shimʻā; "Name means::announcement") (b. ca. Born::2914 AM) was an elder brother of King David.
Date of Birth
Floyd Nolen Jones infers that David was born in 2919 AM and fought and killed Goliath of Gath when he was eighteen years old (2937 AM). David was the youngest of eight brothers and was not of military age. Shimea was the third brother, so he was twenty-three years old and was born in 2914 AM.
The Bible mentions Shimea four times: first when Samuel visited Bethlehem and anointed David as a future king (1_Samuel 16:4-13 ), second when the army of Israel watched as David fought and killed Goliath of Gath (1_Samuel 17:13 ), third in the record of the descendants of Judah, (1_Chronicles 2:13 ) and fourth when mentioning his son Jonathan who killed a very tall Philistine who had six digits on each hand and foot. (2_Samuel 21:20-21 )
- ↑ Jones, Floyd N., The Chronology of the Old Testament, Green Forest, AR: Master Books, 2004, pp. 94-96.