Metaphysical meaning of Shemuel (mbd)
Shemuel, shem'-u-el (Heb.)--name of God; sublimity of God; heard of God; instructed of God; asked of God; God has heard. In Hebrew Shemuel is identical with Samuel.
a The man who was chosen from the tribe of Simeon to help divide the Promised Land among the Israelites. He was the son of Ammihud (Num. 34:20). b A son of Tola of the tribe of Issachar, a chief man and mighty in valor (I Chron. 7:2).
Meta. The significance is the same as that of Samuel: the inner voice, or inner, spiritual wisdom and judgment (heard of God, instructed of God). Here this wisdom and judgment, by conscious contact with God, Spirit, is expressing in and through the attentive, obedient faculty of mind in the individual (Simeon), and through his active zeal (Issachar).