- 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 — (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
Simon Magus — noun Date: circa 1548 a Samaritan sorcerer converted by the apostle Philip and severely rebuked by Peter for offering money for the gifts of the Holy Spirit … New Collegiate Dictionary