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Simon (brother of Jesus)
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The Lexham Bible Dictionary
Simon, Brother of Jesus
Simon, Brother of Jesus (Σίμων, Simōn). One of Jesus’ four brothers mentioned in Scripture (James, Joseph, Simon, and Judas).
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
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’
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),
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
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
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
Smith’s Bible Dictionary
Simon
Si´mon (contracted form of Simeon, a hearing).1. Son of Mattathias. [Maccabees.]2. Son of Onias the high priest, whose eulogy closes the “praise of famous men” in the book of Ecclesiasticus, ch. 4. (b.c. 302–293.)3. A “governor of the temple” in the time of Seleucus Philopator, whose information as
See also
Relatives
Joseph Father
Mary Mother
Jesus Brother
James Brother
Judas Brother
Joses Brother