NEMUEL (nĕm'ū-ĕl, Heb. nemû’ēl)
A Reubenite, brother of Dathan and Abiram who led the insurrection against Moses and Aaron (Num.26.9).A son of Simeon (Num.26.12; 1Chr.4.24); also Gen.46.10, where the variant “Jemuel” is used.
NEMUEL nĕm’ yoo əl
). 1. A son of Simeon; head of the Nemuelites (Num 26:12
; 1 Chron 4:24
); called Jemuel in Genesis 46:10
; Exodus 6:15
2. A Reubenite (Num 26:9). He was the brother of Dathan and Abiram.
International Standard Bible Encyclopedia (1915)
nem’-u-el, ne-mu’-el (nemu’el):ould not show their families nor their stock" (1 Esdras 5:37) equals "Nekoda" of Ezr 2:60; Ne 7:62.
(1) A Reubenite, brother of Dathan and Abiram (Nu 26:9).
(2) A son of Simeon (Nu 26:12; 1Ch 4:24). The name occurs also in the form "Jemuel" (Ge 46:10; Ex 6:15). According to Gray (Studies in Hebrew Proper Names), either form is etymologically obscure; but Nemuel is probably correct, for it is easier to account for its corruption into Jemuel than vice versa. The patronymic Nemuelites occurs once (Nu 26:12).