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3. A Pharisee who hosted Jesus at a dinner (Luke 7:36-40 ). Simon learned valuable lessons about love, courtesy, and forgiveness after a sinful woman anointed Jesus at this event. 4. A native of Cyrene who was forced to carry Jesus' cross to Golgotha (Mark 15:21 ). See Acts 9:43 ) and there received a visionary message from God declaring all foods to be fit for consumption (Acts 10:9-16 ).
6. Jesus' disciple also called “the Canaanite” (Matthew 10:4 ) or the Zealot (Luke 6:15 ). 7 . Brother of Jesus (Matthew 13:55 ). 8 . A leper who hosted Jesus and saw a woman anoint Jesus with costly ointment (Matthew 26:6-13; compare 3. above).
9. A magician from Samaria who believed Philip's preaching, was baptized, and then tried to buy the power of laying on hands and giving the Holy Spirit to people (Acts 8:9-24 ).
These dictionary topics are from the Holman Bible Dictionary, published by Broadman & Holman, 1991. All rights reserved. Used by permission of Broadman & Holman.
Butler, Trent C. Editor. Entry for 'Simon'. Holman Bible Dictionary. https://www.studylight.org/dictionaries/eng/hbd/s/simon.html. 1991.
the Week of Proper 21 / Ordinary 26