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Is land of Simeon an Egyptian name?

People of Israel were divided into 12 tribes and their land into 12 divisions. One of those divisions (sections/lands/parts) was called Simeon (Shim'on) or (land of Simeon). Bible considers the land of Simeon and its people were named after their father Simeon (the second son of Jacob). Also Bible derives the name Simeon from hebrew root (shama= to hear).

But it seems possible that Simeon was the name of land from the begining (Simeon the land, was not originally the name of a man). The name Simeon (as a land) indicates the meaning of the direction of that land (i.e, south land) and not the meaning of hearing. The land of Simeon is the southest section of Israel kingdom, and that is why the people of Israel (or maybe Egyptions before them) called that land by the name Simeon (i.e, South).

simeon

One might ask : How the Hebrew word (Simeon) can mean (south)? And the answer is easy of we remember that people of Israel were brought in Egypt (they lived in Egypt for around 400 years). So the early people of israel tongue was influenced by so many Egyptian words like this Egyptian word (Simeon) which means : "South" , "the south land" or "land of the south". The word Simeon can be from the Egyptian languge, from an Egptian root "shma" which means (south).

shama

(page 11,The Sound of Meaning: Comparative Linguistics of Ancient Egyptian,Charles William Johnson) 

 

some Egyptian words of root shama

(AN EGYPTIAN HIEROGLYPHIC DICTIONARY, WALLIS BUDGE)

 

page 741

 

1039

 

1052

  

816

  

84

  

85

  

498

  

472

  

308

 

242

  

194

  

162

 

162

 

99

 

 

 

 741

 

 

741

 

 

 741

 

  

956

 

  

958

 

  

964

 

 

973

 

 

974

 

  

986

 

 

 987

 

 

1056

 

 

Hamed AlAwlaqi