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1. Simon Peter. See PETER.

2. Simon the Canaanite, or rather Cananite, or Zealot, and therefore called SIMON ZELOTES; one of the twelve apostles, of whom nothing is specially recorded. Matthew 10:4 ; Mark 3:18 ; Luke 6:15 ; Acts 1:13 .

3. Simon, one of the brethren of the Lord. Matthew 13:55 ; Mark 6:3 .

4. Simon the Leper, at whose house 'a woman' anointed the head of the Lord. Matthew 26:6 ; Mark 14:3 . By comparing these passages with John 12:1-3 it seems evident that Martha and Mary lived in Simon's house (they were perhaps in some way related to him), and that Mary was the woman alluded to. There is no authority for associating this anointing of the Lord with that recorded in Luke 7:36-50 , described as being by 'a sinner.'

5. Simon the Cyrenian, father of Alexander and Rufus: he was made to carry the Lord's cross. Matthew 27:32 ; Mark 15:21 ; Luke 23:26 .

6. Simon the Pharisee, who invited the Lord to his house, where a woman 'who was a sinner' anointed the feet of the Lord. The Pharisee judged that the Lord could not be a prophet, or He would have known that the woman was a sinner; but he was rebuked, and the woman was forgiven. Luke 7:36-50 . There is no authority for supposing that this woman was Mary Magdalene.

7. Simon, father of Judas Iscariot. John 6:71 , etc.

8. Simon the Tanner, at whose house Peter was lodging at Joppa when sent for by Cornelius. Acts 9:43 ; Acts 10:6,17,32 .

9. Simon Magus, so called because he was a magician or sorcerer. He had misled the people at Samaria by his magical arts, but he professed to believe at the preaching of Philip. Subsequently he offered money to the apostles that he might purchase the power of imparting the gift of the Holy Spirit (from which has arisen the word 'simony'); but he was denounced by Peter. Acts 8:9-24 . Historians relate that he did much mischief among the saints.

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Morrish, George. Entry for 'Simon'. Morrish Bible Dictionary. 1897.

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