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1. One of the twelve apostles. See PETER .

2. The Canaanite, or Zelotes, one of the twelve apostles. See ZELOTES .

3. One of the "brethren" of Jesus, Matthew 13:55 Mark 6:3 . He is by some supposed to be the same with the preceding Simon Zelotes. See JAMES 3.

4. The Cyrenian, who was compelled to aid in bearing the cross of Jesus, Matthew 27:32 , probably on account of his known attachment to His cause. He was "the father of Alexander and Rufus," Mark 15:21 ; and from the cordial salutation of Paul, Romans 16:13 , it would seem that the family afterwards resided at Rome, and that their labor of love was not forgotten by God.

5. A Pharisee, probably at Capernaum, who invited Jesus to dinner at his house, Luke 7:36-50 .

6. The leper; that is, who had been a leper; a resident of Bethany, with whom also Jesus supped, Matthew 26:6 Mark 14:3 . Compare John 12:1-11 .

7. The tanner; a disciple who dwelt at Joppa, and in whose house Peter lodged, Acts 9:43 10:6,17,32

8. The sorcerer of Samaria; often called Simon Magus, that is, the Magician. See Acts 8:9-24 . There are various doubtful traditions as to his subsequent course. The sin of trafficking in spiritual things, called Simony after him, was more odious to Peter than to many whom claimed to be his especial followers.

9. The father of Judas Iscariot, John 6:71 13:2,26 .

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Rand, W. W. Entry for 'Simon'. American Tract Society Bible Dictionary. 1859.

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