Strong's Concordance, Hebrew Dictionary

Samuel, Shemuel, the name of three Israelites

Hebrew: שְׁמוּאֵל, šĕmûʾēl (H8050)

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Here are Samuel, Shemuel and related words in the Bible. What does the source Hebrew word שְׁמוּאֵל mean and how is it used in the Bible? Below are the English definition details. Also below are examples within Bible verses highlighted in yellow (follow this link to go there). Tap or hover on blue, underlined words to see more original scripture and meanings. Information sourced from Strong's Concordance[1].

Definition Details

Strong's Number: H8050

Hebrew Base Word: שְׁמוּאֵל

Part of speech: Proper Name Masculine

Usage: Samuel, Shemuel

Literally: his name is El

Definition: Shemuel, the name of three Israelites.

Detailed definition:

  1. Son of Elkanah by his wife Hannah and judge or prophet of Israel during the days of Saul and David.
  2. Son Ammihud and the prince of the tribe of Simeon who was chosen to divide the land of Canaan between the tribes. Spelled 'Shemuel'.
  3. Son of Tola and grandson of Issachar. Spelled 'Shemuel'.

Derived terms: From the passive participle of H8085 and H410; heard of God.


  1. Biblical International Phonetic Alphabet: ʃɛ̆.muːˈʔel
  2. Modern International Phonetic Alphabet: ʃɛ̆.muˈʔel
  3. Transliteration: šĕmûʾēl
  4. Biblical Pronunciation: sheh-moo-ALE
  5. Modern Pronunciation: sheh-moo-ALE

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