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 1:22
 1:23
1:22 For the descendants of Simeon: According to the records of their paternal families, [this was] the number of individual names in the tally for males over 20 years old, all fit for service.
Livney Shim'on toldotam lemishpechotam leveyt avotam pekudav bemispar shemot legulgelotam kol-zachar miben esrim shanah vamalah kol yotse tsava.
1:23 The tally for the tribe of Simeon was 59,300.
Pekudeyhem lemateh Shim'on tish'ah vachamishim elef ushlosh me'ot.



Commentary:

individual
  Literally, 'by head count'. see Numbers 1:2. This expression is only found concerning Reuben and Simeon (cf. Ibn Ezra on Numbers 1:19).

tally
  This is only found regarding Simeon (see Lekach Tov; Midrash HaGadol; Bachya).





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