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Shimea

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Shimea (Hebrew: שמעא, Shimʻā; "Name means::announcement") (b. ca. Born::2914 AM) was an elder brother of King David.

Genealogy

 
 
 
 
 
grandson of::Obed
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
son of::Jesse
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
brother of::Eliab
 
brother of::Abinadab
 
 
Shimea
 
brother of::Nethanel
 
brother of::Raddai
 
brother of::Ozem
 
Unknown
 
brother of::David
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
brother of::Zeruiah
 
 
 
 
 
brother of::Abigail
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Abishai
 
Joab
 
Asahel
 
Amasa

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.[1] Shimea was the third brother, so he was twenty-three years old and was born in 2914 AM.

History

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 )

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References

  1. Jones, Floyd N., The Chronology of the Old Testament, Green Forest, AR: Master Books, 2004, pp. 94-96.