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Simon (2)

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sı̄´mon ( Σίμων , Sı́mōn ):

(1) Simon Peter. See PETER (SIMON).

(2) Another of the Twelve, Simon "the Cananean" (Matthew 10:4 ; Mark 3:18 ), "the Zealot" (Luke 6:15 ; Acts 1:13 ). See CANANAEAN .

(3) One of the brethren of Jesus (Matthew 13:55 ; Mark 6:3 ). See BRETHREN OF THE LORD .

(4) "The leper" in Bethany, in whose house a woman poured a cruse of precious ointment over the head of Jesus (Matthew 26:6 ; Mark 14:3 ). He had perhaps been healed by Jesus; in that case his ungracious behavior was not consistent with due gratitude. However he was healed, the title referred to his condition in the past, as lepers were ostracized by law.

(5) A P harisee in whose house a woman, "a sinner," wet the feet of Jesus with her tears, and anointed them with ointment (Luke 7:36 ff). By some he is identified with (4), this being regarded as Luke's version of the incident recorded in Mt 26 and Mk 14. Others as strongly deny this view. For discussion see MARY , IV.

(6) A man of Cyrene, who was compelled to carry the cross of Jesus (Matthew 27:32 ; Mark 15:21 ; Luke 23:26 ). Mark calls him "the father of Alexander and Rufus," well-known members of the church at (probably) Rome (compare Acts 19:33 ; Romans 16:13 ). See CYRENIAN .

The father of Judas Iscariot (John 6:71 ; John 12:4 the King James Version, the Revised Version (British and American) omits; John 13:2 , John 13:26 ).

(8) Simon Magus (Acts 8:9 ff). See separate article.

(9) Simon, the tanner, with whom Peter lodged at Joppa. His house was by the seaside outside the city wall, because of its ceremonial uncleanness to a Jew, and also for reasons of sanitation (Acts 9:43 ).

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Orr, James, M.A., D.D. General Editor. Entry for 'Simon (2)'. International Standard Bible Encyclopedia. 1915.

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