Origin of the name SHEMUEL.
Etymology of the
Meaning of the baby name SHEMUEL.
SHEMUEL (שְׁמוּאֵל). A
form of Hebrew Shemuael, meaning "heard of God," from shama
and shamea "to hear," and El =
"God." (The Sunday School Teacher's Bible Manual, Hunter,
... Among the spies Simeon was
represented by Shaphat son of Hori, i.e. Horite, a name which perhaps,
like the "Canaanitess" of the earlier list, reveals a trace of
the lax tendencies which made the Simeonites an easy prey to the
licentious rites ofo Peor, and ultimately destroyed the permanence of
the tribe. At the division of the land his representative was Shemuel,
son of Ammihud. (A
Dictionary of the Bible: Red-Sea Zuzims, Smith, 1863).