SIMEON B. ABSALOM:
Amora the period of whose activity is not known. Only two haggadic sentences by him have been preserved. One, on Judges iv. 5, declares that Deborah sat under a palm-tree instead of in her house, in order to escape any possible suspicion (Meg. 14a). The other explains why David, when fleeing from Absalom, composed a "mizmor" or psalm (Ps. iii.) and not a "ḳinah" or lament (Ber. 7b).
- Bacher, Ag. Pal. Amor. iii. 775.