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Simon (apostle)
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The Lexham Bible Dictionary
Simon the Zealot
Simon the Zealot (Σίμων ὁ Καναναῖος, Simōn ho Kananaios). One of the twelve apostles.
Twelve, the
Twelve, the Twelve, The. A term used in the New Testament to refer to Jesus’ most prominent group of disciples.
The Anchor Yale Bible Dictionary
Simon (Person)
SIMON (PERSON) [Gk Simōn (Σιμων)]. The name of a number of persons mentioned both in the Apocryphal literature of the OT as well as in the NT.1. Simon Chosamaeus (Gk Chosamaios), who provided a list of those who were found to have married foreign wives (1 Esdr 9:32; cf. Shimeon in Ezra 10:31).2. Simon
Twelve, the
TWELVE, THE. In the gospel of Mark, the Twelve (hoi dōdeka; anathrous in Mark 3:14) are a group of disciples chosen by Jesus to be his special companions (Mark 3:14; 4:10; 11:11; 14:17). They were particularly instructed by Jesus (Mark 9:35; 10:32) and were sent by him to proclaim the coming of the
Baker Encyclopedia of the Bible
Simon
Simon. Greek form of a Hebrew/Aramaic name meaning “God has heard.”1. Son of Jona (Mt 16:17) or John (Jn 1:42), Andrew’s brother (v 40), and surnamed Cephas and Peter (respectively Aramaic and Greek, for rock, v 42) by Jesus. A fisherman of Bethsaida (Mk 1:16; Jn 1:44), he became an apostle of Jesus’
Simon the Canaanean
Simon the Canaanean. One of Jesus’ disciples (Mt 10:4; Mk 3:18); also called Simon the Zealot in Luke 6:15 and Acts 1:13.See Simon #5.
Simon the Zealot
Simon the Zealot. One of Jesus’ disciples (Luke 6:15; Acts 1:13); also known as Simon the Canaanean in Matthew 10:4 and Mark 3:18.See Simon #5.
Twelve, The
Twelve, The. Designation for the 12 disciples/apostles in 1 Corinthians 15:5.See Apostle, Apostleship.
The International Standard Bible Encyclopedia, Revised
Simon (NT)
3. Simon the Zealot (Cananaean). One of the twelve apostles called by Jesus. Only in Acts 1:13 does the RSV actually call him Simon the Zealot (Gk. Simōn ho zēlōtḗs; AV “Simon Zelotes”). Mt. 10:4 and Mk. 3:18 call him “Simon the Cananaean” (Gk. Simōn ho Kananaios; AV “Simon the Canaanite”; NEB
Tyndale Bible Dictionary
Simon
SIMON Greek form of a Hebrew/Aramaic name meaning “God has heard.” Nine men in the NT had this name:1. Son of Jona (Mt 16:17) or John (Jn 1:42), Andrew’s brother (v 40), and surnamed Cephas and Peter (respectively Aramaic and Greek, for “rock,” v 42) by Jesus. A fisherman of Bethsaida (Mk 1:16; Jn 1:44),
Simon the Canaanite
SIMON THE CANAANITE* kjv rendering for Simon the Zealot in Matthew 10:4; Mark 3:18. See Simon #5.
Simon the Cananaean
SIMON THE CANANAEAN* rsv rendering for Simon the Zealot in Matthew 10:4; Mark 3:18. See Simon #5.
Simon the Zealot
SIMON THE ZEALOT One of Jesus’ disciples (Mt 10:4; Mk 3:18; Lk 6:15; Acts 1:13). See Simon #5.
Simon Zelotes
SIMON ZELOTES* kjv rendering for Simon the Zealot in Luke 6:15; Acts 1:13. See Simon #5.
Twelve, the
TWELVE, THE Designation for the 12 apostles in 1 Corinthians 15:5 and other verses. See Apostle, Apostleship.
The HarperCollins Bible Dictionary (Revised and Updated)
Simon
Simon (si´muhn).1 Simon Maccabeus, the son of Mattathias Hashmon and ruler of Judea 142–134 bce. Following in the tradition of his brothers Judas Maccabeus and Jonathan, he led the Jewish forces against the Seleucids and won independence for Judea, establishing the Hasmonean dynasty, which would endure
Twelve, The
twelve, the, a group chosen by Jesus to accompany him and share his ministry. The twelve are listed in four different places in the nt, but the lists show some variance (Matt. 10:2–4; Mark 3:16–19; Luke 6:13–16; Acts 1:13–14; cf. John 6:70). The most significant difference is that Matthew and Mark both
The Wycliffe Bible Encyclopedia
Simon
SIMON. This name occurs in the Bible only in the NT, designating a number of different persons. Perhaps it is a contraction of the Heb “Simeon,” which occurs mostly in the OT, although occasionally in the NT. See Simeon.1. The best known Simon was the apostle, often called Peter; so named by Jesus (Mt
The New Bible Dictionary, Third Edition
Simon
SIMON. A later form of the OT name of Simeon (see Acts 15:14, where James uses the older form; also 2 Pet. 1:1, rv mg., neb).1. The chief disciple and apostle of Jesus, who was the son of Jonas (or John) and the brother of Andrew. Jesus gave him the name of *Peter.2. The ‘Canaanite’ (Mt. 10:4; Mk.
Eerdmans Dictionary of the Bible
Simon
Simon (Gk. Sɩ́mon; Heb. šimʿôn)1. Simon, surnamed the Just (Gk. dikaios, also meaning “righteous”), who according to Josephus (Ant. 12.43) succeeded his father Onias in the high priesthood. This places him within the period of Ptolemy I’s rule over Judea (301–282 b.c.e.). A scholion to Megillat Taʿanit
Twelve, the
Twelve, theThe central circle of Jesus’ disciples, whom he called to be apostles. The term “the Twelve” appears in all four Gospels (even after the death of Judas at John 20:24; cf. Luke 24:9). Lists of the Twelve in the Synoptic Gospels and Acts agree on the number but not entirely on their names (Matt.
Eerdmans Bible Dictionary
Twelve, the
Twelve, the (Gk. hoi dó̄deka). The central circle of Jesus’ disciples, whom he called to be apostles. The term “the Twelve” appears in all four Gospels (even after the death of Judas at John 20:24; cf. Luke 24:9). Lists of the Twelve in the Synoptic Gospels and Acts agree on the number but not entirely
The Oxford Dictionary of the Christian Church
Simon, St, ‘the Less’
Simon, St, ‘the Less’, Apostle. One of the 12 Apostles, called in Mt. 10:4 and Mk. 3:18 ‘the Canaanite’ (AV) or ‘the Cananaean’ ( RV and RSV). The Greek word is probably a transcription of the Aramaic, meaning ‘zealous’, which would account for St *Luke’s translation ‘*zealot’ (Lk. 6:15, Acts 1:13),
Simons in the NT
Simons in the NT. Besides (1) Simon *Peter the Apostle, (2) *Simon ‘the Less’, Apostle, called ‘the Cananaean’ or ‘the Zealot’, (3) *Simon Magus, and (4) *Simon of Cyrene, there is mention in the NT of (5) Simon, one of the *Brethren of the Lord, who has been identified with (2) but is almost certainly
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