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Hastings' Dictionary of the New Testament

Symeon ( Simeon) Called Niger

Symeon is mentioned second in the list of prophets and teachers at Antioch (Acts 13:1). His sobriquet of ‘Niger’ has led some to suppose that he was African by descent and, if so, may have been one of those men of Cyprus and Cyrene by whom the Gentile Church at Antioch was founded (Acts 11:20). The suggestion, however, is a doubtful one, resting on a doubtful foundation.

W. A. Spooner.

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Hastings, James. Entry for 'Symeon ( Simeon) Called Niger'. Hastings' Dictionary of the New Testament. 1906-1918.

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