(Old Testament) the next boy of Jacob and another of the 12 patriarchs of Israel
That hears or obeys, this is certainly heard.
Name Origin: Biblical
Name Gender: Male
masc. appropriate title, Biblical 2nd child of Jacob and Leah; additionally a tribe of Israel; see Simon.
The tradition that the utterance of the name in the daily benedictions ceased with the death of Simeon the Just, two centuries or more before the Christian era, perhaps arose from a misunderstanding of Menalioth, 109b; in any case it cannot stand against the testimony of older and more authoritative texts.