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Shemida

SHEMIDA, SHEMIDAH (shē-mī'da, Heb. shemîdhā‘). An early member of the tribe of Manasseh through Gilead, and therefore inheriting land east of the Jordan (Num.26.32; Josh.17.2). He had four sons (1Chr.7.19).


SHEMIDA shĭ mī’ də (שְׁמִידָ֕ע). A Gileadite descendant of Manasseh whose name is found in the second census taken by Moses in the wilderness (Num 26:32; Josh 17:2; 1 Chron 7:19, KJV SHEMIDAH). He was the father of Ahian, Shechem, Likhi, and Aniam, and the eponymous ancestor of the Shemidaites, who settled in Manasseh in the time of Joshua.

International Standard Bible Encyclopedia (1915)

she-mi’-da, she-mi’-da-its (shemidha): A Gileadite clan belonging to Manasseh (Nu 26:32; Jos 17:2, Codex Vaticanus Sumareim; Codex Alexandrinus Semirae; Lucian, Samidae; 1Ch 7:19, the King James Version "Shemidah," after whom the Shemidaites (Nu 26:32) were called).