And the sons of Simeon
Who was the second son of Jacob: Jemuel, and Jamin, and Ohad, and Jachin, and Zohar;
the first of these is called Nemuel, ( Numbers 26:12 ) ( 1 Chronicles 4:24 ) ; the third, Ohad, is omitted in the places referred to, he dying without children, as may be supposed, and so was not the head of any family; and the fourth, Jachin, is called Jarib, ( 1 Chronicles 4:24 ) ; and the fifth is called Zerah, in the above place, by a transposition of letters: and Shaul the son of a Canaanitish woman;
whom Simeon married, very probably after the death of his first wife, by whom he had the above five sons, or she was his concubine: many Jewish writers F21 say, this was Dinah, married to a Canaanite, but this is impossible: according to the Targum of Jonathan, this Shaul was Zimri, who did the work of the Canaanites at Shittim, ( Numbers 25:14 ) , which is not at all likely, the distance of time will not admit of it.
F21 Jarchi in loc. Bereshit Rabba, sect. 80. fol. 70. 3. Shalshalet Hakabala, fol. 3. 2.