|Easton's Bible Dictionary|
Watch-post, an ancient city of the Canaanites; with its villages, allotted to Zebulun (Joshua 19:15); now probably Semunieh, on the northern edge of the plain of Esdraelon, 5 miles west of Nazareth.
Int. Standard Bible Encyclopedia
shim'-ron (shimron, "watch"): The 4th son of Issachar (Genesis 46:13 Numbers 26:24 1 Chronicles 7:1), and ancestor of the Shimronites (Numbers 26:24).
(shimron; Codex Vaticanus Sumoon; Codex Alexandrinus Someron and other forms): A town whose king was tributary to Jabin king of Hazor, and who joined in the attempt to resist the invasion under Joshua (Joshua 11:1). It was in the territory allotted to Zebulun (Joshua 19:15). No sure identification is yet possible. The Septuagint and the Talmud both omit the "r" from the name; and Neubauer would identify it with Simonias (Vita, 24), the Simonia of the Talmud, which is now represented by Semuniyeh, a village about 5 miles West of Nazareth, on the edge of the plain (Geog. du Talm). Beit Lachm, named by Josephus along with it, is a short distance to the Northwest Es-Semeiriyeh, about 3 miles North of Acre, has also been suggested; but it is perhaps too far to the West.
Shimron (6 Occurrences)
Genesis 46:13 The sons of Issachar: Tola, Puvah, Iob, and Shimron. (WEB KJV JPS ASV BBE DBY WBS YLT NAS RSV NIV)
Numbers 26:24 of Jashub, the family of the Jashubites; of Shimron, the family of the Shimronites. (WEB KJV JPS ASV BBE DBY WBS YLT NAS RSV NIV)
Joshua 11:1 It happened, when Jabin king of Hazor heard of it, that he sent to Jobab king of Madon, to the king of Shimron, to the king of Achshaph, (WEB KJV JPS ASV BBE DBY WBS YLT NAS RSV NIV)
Joshua 12:20 the king of Shimron Meron, one; the king of Achshaph, one; (WEB KJV JPS ASV BBE DBY WBS YLT NAS NIV)
Joshua 19:15 Kattath, Nahalal, Shimron, Idalah, and Bethlehem: twelve cities with their villages. (WEB KJV JPS ASV BBE DBY WBS YLT NAS RSV NIV)
1 Chronicles 7:1 Of the sons of Issachar: Tola, and Puah, Jashub, and Shimron, four. (WEB JPS ASV BBE DBY WBS YLT NAS RSV NIV)