(one of the twelve sons of Israel)..
SIMEON; one of Israel's 12 sons.. Not AT ALL genteel!! Cutting straight to the point?? Offend him, & he'll just squash you like a gnat!! No self restraint; NONE!! AT ALL!! By faaaar the most violent of ANY of his brothers (save for Levi; who'd the same nature!!) Himself & Levi; upon hearing of the abduction & rape of their sis, Dinah; brought a WHOLE city down to inhalation, with the sword!! NATURALLY though - ANYONE is going to be a lil po'd at the news that their sister was raped.. But to go & KILL them, AND while they are at it - every man in the CITY?!? Ferocious, to say the least!! Their father, Israel, when pronouncing blessings or cursings to his children on his deathbed, cursed Levi & Simeon, and said..
F Simeon (and Levi) are brethren; instruments of cruelty are in their habitations.
G O my soul, come not thou into their secret; unto their assembly, mine honour, be not thou united: for in their anger they slew a man, and in their self will they digged down a wall.
H Cursed be their anger, for it was fierce; and their wrath, for it was cruel: I will divide them in Jacob, and scatter them in Israel. ~Genesis 49:5-7
Needless to say - Israel meant BUSINESS when pronouncing the things to come for his sons, Simeon & Levi!! Now..
To Simeon (founder of the Tribe of Simeon's) story...
SIMEON; or (Hebrew: שִׁמְעוֹן) was born 1568 BC, in Paddan-aram, to Israel (aka Jacob) & Leah. The second in the line of twelve.. Peradventure & surmising that (while the Book of Genesis doesn't hold a lot on his nature as a child), mmbut, to do what he and his brother did in Shechem; he hadda be an easily angered kid.. FoSho! ((And AGAIN - that's just my opine and you know what they say about opines being equated to assholes or farts FoSho!!!))
Simeon and his brother, Levi, initiate the city of Shechem (thanks to BibleWalks.com, for use of the image) in revenge for the rape of their sis, Dinah, seizing the wealth of the city and killing the men. Seems after brutally raping her; Shechem (da prince of the city bearing his name), decides 'hey.. I wanna marry this gal I just raped).. So he begins talking tenderly to Ms. Dinah (no doubt saying, THIS is the real me sugartits.. Not that brutal raper dude you just saw!!) So Shechem sends daddy to Israel's house to ask his permission to wed his daughter that he just raped. The sons of Israel, namely Simeon & Levi, understandably MAJORLY po'd at this rapist with newly acquired manners, & balls of steel to come 'round Israel & his sound after THAT), say, 'we will give our sister in marriage ONLY if you circumcise yourself - you & your city..' So they do and on the 3rd day when they were still sore from the severed foreskins, and helpless; Brothers, Simeon & Levi slaughter them.
Simeon is entombed in Nir Eliyahu, Israel, just off a toll road... Here is the outside... Another angle?? Inside?? Inside another angle! RIP Simeon.. Hopefully you found the peace in the after, you sought in the present life!!