by Paul J. Achtemier (San Francisco: Harper and Row, 1985)
are strongly recommended to add to your library the excellent revised edition
of Harper's Bible Dictionary titled, The Harper Collins Bible
Dictionary, Revised Edition [book
review], edited by Paul J. Achtemeier, with
the Society of Biblical Literature (NY: Harper Collins, 1996). It is currently
the best one-volume Bible dictionary in English, and it is available at Border's
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- Simon Maccabeus, the
son of Mattathias Hashmon, a ruler in Palestine (142-134 b.c.).
- Simon Peter, one of the
twelve apostles (Matt. 10:2; Mark 3:16; Luke 6:14).
- The second Simon
among the Twelve, otherwise called Simon the Zealot (Luke 6:15;
Acts 1:13) or the Cananaean (Matt. 10:4; Mark 3:18).
- Judas Iscariots
father (John 6:71; 13:2, 26).
- One of Jesus brothers
(Matt. 13:55; Mark 6:3).
- The leper of Bethany
in whose house Jesus was anointed with very expensive ointment
(Matt. 26:6-13; Mark 14:3-9).
- The Pharisee whose house
was the scene of Jesus anointing by a sinful woman (Luke
7:36-50, likely a variant verison of 6).
- A man of Cyrene
(North Africa) identified by Mark as father of Alexander and Rufus, who was
compelled to carry Jesus cross (Matt. 27:32; Mark 15:21; Luke 23:26).
- The leatherworker (tanner)
in Joppa with whom Peter remained for many days; during this stay
Peter had his vision of the clean and unclean animals (Acts 9:43; 10:5-6,
- Simon Magus, a magician
from Samaria (Acts 8:9-24).
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between the various disciples, browse: