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Simeon (tribe)

Simeon was one of the twelve tribes of Israel, made up of the descendants of Jacob's son Simeon. According to Joshua 19, the Tribe of Simeon's lands were

in the midst of the inheritance of the children of Judah. And they had for their inheritance Beer-sheba with Sheba, and Moladah; and Hazarshual, and Balah, and Ezem; and Eltolad, and Bethul, and Hormah; and Ziklag, and Beth-marcaboth, and Hazar-susah; and Beth-lebaoth, and Sharuhen; thirteen cities with their villages: Ain, Rimmon, and Ether, and Ashan; four cities with their villages; and all the villages that were round about these cities to Baalath-beer, as far as Ramah of the South. This is the inheritance of the tribe of the children of Simeon according to their families. Out of the allotment of the children of Judah was the inheritance of the children of Simeon, for the portion of the children of Judah was too much for them; therefore the children of Simeon had inheritance in the midst of their inheritance.[1]

The lands belonging to the Tribe of Simeon were entirely within the borders of the Tribe of Judah, and the Tribe of Simeon was probably absorbed by the Tribe of Judah and ceased to exist as an independent tribe.


  1. Joshua 19:1-9