Simeon Facts for 3-8 Year Olds

Categories: Jacob, Joseph

  • Simeon is the second son of Jacob and Leah.
  • The name Simeon means, “God has heard.”
  • There is also a Tribe of Simeon.
  • Simeon has two big stories in Genesis.
  • In Genesis 34, he and his brother, Levi, conquer a city to rescue Dinah, his sister.
  • Later in Genesis, the brothers go to Egypt to buy grain and stand in front of Joseph, their brother.
  • Joseph gives them grain but asks to see Benjamin, his brother.
  • He puts Simeon in prison to wait for the brothers to come back.
  • Eventually the brothers bring Benjamin, and Simeon gets out of jail.
  • Simeon and his sons go to Egypt with Jacob.
  • Simeon has six sons.
  • The tribe of Simeon only lasts a few generations.
  • Simeon dies at the age of 120.