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Nemuel

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 (נְמוּאֵ֣ל). 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).

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