Shemaiah said, " Love work and hate lordship and make not thyself known to the government."
22) like the Visions and the Histories of Iddo and Shemaiah (ix.
1-15; for the prophet Shemaiah see 1 Kings xii.
Though hard pressed by poverty, he applied himself to study in the schools of Shemaiah and Abtalion (Sameas and Pollion in Josephus).
24) the incident of the tearing of the cloak is related of Shemaiah and placed at the convention of Shechem.
Shemaiah is the prophet who counselled Rehoboam to refrain from war (xii.