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46:10 Simeon's sons: Yemuel, Yamin, Ohad, Yakhin, Tzochar, as well as Saul (Shaul) son of the Canaanite woman.
Uveney Shim'on Yemu'el veYamin ve'Ohad veYachin veTsochar veSha'ul ben-haKna'anit.
46:11 Levi's sons: Gershon, Kehath and Merari.
Uveney Levi Gershon Kehat uMerari.


Simeon's sons
  See Exodus 6:15, Numbers 26:12,13, 1 Chronicles 4:24.

  In Exodus 6:15 it is also Yemuel. However, in Numbers and Chronicles it is Nemuel. It is possible that the name was changed after they were in Egypt (cf. Sh'muel ben Chofni Gaon; Sekhel Tov; Lekach Tov on Numbers; Ramban ibid.; Teshuvoth Rashba 12, end).

Ohad, Yakhin
  These two are mentioned in Exodus, but not in Numbers. It appears that these tribes became extinct after the sin at Baal Peor (Numbers 25:9; cf. Rashi on Numbers 26:13; Bereshith Rabbah 99:7). In Chronicles, Yariv is substituted for Ohad and Yakhin. It is possible that the remnants of these two sub-tribes united to form a new group.

  Identical to Zerach in Numbers and Chronicles (Rashi, Numbers; Teshuvoth Rashba loc. cit.).

  He had the same name as King Saul. Some say that this Saul was an ancestor of Zimri (Numbers 25:14; Targum Yonathan; Sanhedrin 82b; HaKethav VeHaKabbalah).

Canaanite woman
  Some say that this is mentioned because Simeon was the only one of the brothers to marry a Canaanite (Ibn Ezra; Radak). According to some ancient sources, her name was Adiva, and after Saul was born, Simeon took a wife from Aramaea like his other brothers (Yov'loth 34:20,21). According to other sources, Saul was the son of Dinah and Shechem, and he had been adopted by Simeon (Bertenoro; Bereshith Rabbah 80; Rashi; cf. Hirsch). Others translate it as, 'Saul who acted like the son of a Canaanite' (Sanhedrin 82b; Targum Yonathan).

Levi's sons
  See Exodus 6:16; 1 Chronicles 6:1.

  Sometimes spelled Kohath. He was the grandfather of Moses.

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