SIMEON HE-ḤASID (="the Pious"):

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Tanna; period of activity unknown. He is not mentioned in the Mishnah; and only one haggadic sentence of his has been preserved, in a baraita. It refers to Job xxii., and states that the 974 generations which should have been added to the 26 which were created before the revelation of the Law on Mount Sinai were distributed among the generations created subsequently, and that they constitute the insolent who are found in every age (Ḥag. 13b, 14a).

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