The missing tribe in Moses' blessing


Question or Topic

In Genesis 49, Jacob blesses each of his twelve sons at the end of his life. Why, in Deuteronomy 33, when Moses blesses the tribes of Israel before his death, is Simeon not mentioned?


Scripture Deuteronomy 33:1

Answer Before attempting to address the omission of Simeon from the blessings of Moses in Deuteronomy 33, we would do well to briefly consider some of the other accounts where we find similar references to the tribes of Israel.