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  3  definitions  found 
 
  From  U.S.  Gazetteer  (1990)  [gazetteer]: 
 
  Simon,  WV 
  Zip  code(s):  24882 
 
  From  Easton's  1897  Bible  Dictionary  [easton]: 
 
  Simon 
  the  abbreviated  form  of  Simeon.  (1.)  One  of  the  twelve  apostles, 
  called  the  Canaanite  (Matt.  10:4;  Mark  3:18).  This  word 
  Canaanite"  does  not  mean  a  native  of  Canaan,  but  is  derived 
  from  the  Syriac  word  Kanean  or  Kaneniah  which  was  the  name  of  a 
  Jewish  sect.  The  Revised  Version  has  "Cananaean;"  marg.,  "or 
  Zealot"  He  is  also  called  Zelotes"  (Luke  6:15;  Acts  1:13;  R.V., 
  "the  Zealot"),  because  previous  to  his  call  to  the  apostleship 
  he  had  been  a  member  of  the  fanatical  sect  of  the  Zealots.  There 
  is  no  record  regarding  him 
 
  (2.)  The  father  of  Judas  Iscariot  (John  6:71;  13:2,  26). 
 
  (3.)  One  of  the  brothers  of  our  Lord  (Matt.  13:55;  Mark  6:3). 
 
  (4.)  A  Pharisee  in  whose  house  "a  woman  of  the  city  which  was 
  a  sinner"  anointed  our  Lord's  feet  with  ointment  (Luke  7:36-38). 
 
  (5.)  A  leper  of  Bethany,  in  whose  house  Mary  anointed  our 
  Lord's  head  with  ointment  "as  he  sat  at  meat"  (Matt.  26:6-13; 
  Mark  14:3-9). 
 
  (6.)  A  Jew  of  Cyrene,  in  North  Africa,  then  a  province  of 
  Libya.  A  hundred  thousand  Jews  from  Palestine  had  been  settled 
  in  this  province  by  Ptolemy  Soter  (B.C.  323-285),  where  by  this 
  time  they  had  greatly  increased  in  number.  They  had  a  synagogue 
  in  Jerusalem  for  such  of  their  number  as  went  thither  to  the 
  annual  feasts.  Simon  was  seized  by  the  soldiers  as  the 
  procession  wended  its  way  to  the  place  of  crucifixion  as  he  was 
  passing  by  and  the  heavy  cross  which  Christ  from  failing 
  strength  could  no  longer  bear  was  laid  on  his  shoulders.  Perhaps 
  they  seized  him  because  he  showed  sympathy  with  Jesus.  He  was 
  the  "father  of  Alexander  and  Rufus"  (Matt.  27:32).  Possibly  this 
  Simon  may  have  been  one  of  the  "men  of  Cyrene"  who  preached  the 
  word  to  the  Greeks  (Acts  11:20). 
 
  (7.)  A  sorcerer  of  great  repute  for  his  magical  arts  among  the 
  Samaritans  (Acts  8:9-11).  He  afterwards  became  a  professed 
  convert  to  the  faith  under  the  preaching  of  Philip  the  deacon 
  and  evangelist  (12,  13).  His  profession  was  however,  soon  found 
  to  be  hollow.  His  conduct  called  forth  from  Peter  a  stern  rebuke 
  (8:18-23).  From  this  moment  he  disappears  from  the  Church's 
  history.  The  term  "Simony,"  as  denoting  the  purchase  for  money 
  of  spiritual  offices,  is  derived  from  him 
 
  (8.)  A  Christian  at  Joppa,  a  tanner  by  trade  with  whom  Peter 
  on  one  occasion  lodged  (Acts  9:43). 
 
  (9.)  Simon  Peter  (Matt.  4:18).  See  {PETER}. 
 
 
  From  Hitchcock's  Bible  Names  Dictionary  (late  1800's)  [hitchcock]: 
 
  Simon,  that  hears;  that  obeys 
 




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