Shimron, Shimrom

SHIMRON, SHIMROM (shĭm'rŏn, shĭm'rŏm, Heb. shimrôn, a guard). 1. The fourth son of Issachar, son of Jacob (Gen.46.13; 1Chr.7.1). In 1 Chronicles KJV has “Shimrom.”

2. A town in the northern part of Canaan whose king united with Jabin, king of Hazor, to fight against Joshua and the Israelites (Josh.11.1ff.). In Josh.19.15 it is mentioned among the cities given in the division of the land to the tribe of Zebulun. In Josh.12.20, among the conquests of Joshua, it is called Shimron Meron.