Commonly used as the surname for Simon (Acts 8:9–24) and meaning ‘magician’. He was rebuked by Peter for wanting to buy spiritual power—hence the English word ‘simony’. This Simon seems to have been regarded as a prophet [[➝ prophets]] by certain Samaritans and may have been taken on as patron by a Gnostic sect in the 2nd–3rd cents., according to Justin Martyr (c.150 CE).

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