Shim'ri (Heb. Shimri" '' שַׁמרַי, my watch, or vigilant), the name of four Hebrews.
1. (Sept. Σεμρί, v. r. Σαμάρ, Σαμαρίας.) Son of Shemaiah and father of Jedaiah, chief Simeonites (1Ch 4:37). B.C. post 1618.
2. (Sept. Σαμερί v. r. Σαμαρί.).p) Father of. Jediael (q.v.), one of David's body-guard (1Ch 11:45). B.C. ante 1043.
3. (Sept. Φυλάσσοντες, reading שֹׁמרֵי.) Son of Hosah, a Merarite Levite appointed by David a doorkeeper of the ark. Although not the first-born, his father made him chief among his brothers (1Ch 26:10; A.V. '"Simri"). B.C. 1043.
4. (Sept. Σαμβρί v. r. Ζαμβρί.) First named of the two, sons. of. Elizaphan, and one of the Levites who assisted at the purification of the Temple under Hezekiah (2Ch 29:13). B.C. '726.