Simon Magus

Simon Magus
A magician who held people spellbound in Samaria (Acts 8:9 ff.). He was baptized by Philip (Acts 8:13), after which he in turn was no less astonished by Philip's signs and wonders, and was filled with such envy that when Peter arrived Simon sought to obtain a similar power by a financial deal, which Peter repudiated (Acts 8:20). Despite his repentance he acquired a bad reputation. He was regarded as a Gnostic leader and the offence of ‘simony’ is named from him.

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  • Simon Magus — (Greek Σίμων ό μάγος), also known as Simon the Sorcerer and Simon of Gitta, is the name used by early Christian writers to refer to a person identified as a Samaritan proto Gnostic. The name was also used generically by early Christian writers to …   Wikipedia

  • Simon Magus — • According to the testimony of St. Justin, Simon came from Gitta in the country of the Samaritans Catholic Encyclopedia. Kevin Knight. 2006. Simon Magus     Simon Magus      …   Catholic encyclopedia

  • Simon Magus — Simon (defs. 5, 6). * * * ▪ Samarian magician (Latin), English  Simon the Magician , or  The Sorcerer  flourished 1st century AD       practitioner of magical arts who probably came from Gitta, a village in biblical Samaria. Simon, according to… …   Universalium

  • Simon Magus — Simon (defs. 5, 6). * * * Simon Magus, = Simon (def. 4). (Cf. ↑Simon) …   Useful english dictionary

  • Simon Magus —   [griechisch lateinisch »Simon der Zauberer«], im Neuen Testament nach Apostelgeschichte 8, 9 ff. ein in Samaria auftretender Wundertäter und Zauberer, der sich unter dem Eindruck der Predigt des Philippus taufen ließ und versuchte, die Gabe des …   Universal-Lexikon

  • Simon Magus — [mā′gəs] n. a Samaritan magician whose offer of money to learn how to impart the Holy Ghost to others angered Peter: Acts 8:9 24 …   English World dictionary

  • Simon Magus — Der Fall des Simon Magus (unbekannter Künstler), Hildesheim, 1170 Simon Magus (auch Simon der Magier, Simon von Samarien oder Simon von Gitta; † 65, Rom) gilt als erster Häretiker der Kirche. Das Wenige, das über ihn bekannt ist, stammt aus… …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • Simon Magus — (first century)    Gnostic wonder worker and sorcerer. Simon Magus’ Christian opponents said that he was a DEMON or had obtained his powers from the DEVIL. Simon Magus became the prototypical heretic and black magician.    Simon came from Samaria …   Encyclopedia of Demons and Demonology

  • Simon Magus in popular culture — Simon Magus can refer to: *Simon Magus is portrayed as a pivotal character, Simon the Magician, played by Jack Palance, in the 1954 movie The Silver Chalice (which also debuted a young Paul Newman). *In 2007, Abnocto released a CD entitled Simon… …   Wikipedia

  • Simon Magus (film) — Simon Magus is a 1999 film directed by Ben Hopkins.toryA Jew named Dovid Bendel (Stuart Townsend) tries to revive his dwindling village by building a railway station next to it. The squire (Rutger Hauer) agrees to provide the land, on the… …   Wikipedia

  • Simon Magus — (first century)    Magician and possible Sect Founder.    Simon appears in Acts. He is described as a sorcerer who claimed to be the Power of God ‘called Great’. He was baptised by Philip in Samaria and he then offered peter and John money in… …   Who’s Who in Christianity

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