black, a surname of Simeon (Ac 13:1). He was probably so called from his dark complexion.
Surname of Simeon, second of the five teachers and prophets of the Antioch church (Ac 13:1). ("black".) Probably an African proselyte, because he is associated with Lucius of Cyrene in Africa. His Hebrew name, Simeon, shows his Hebrew extraction.
The second name of Symeon, one of the prophets and teachers in the Church of Antioch (Ac 13:1). His name Symeon shows his Jewish origin, and Niger was probably the Gentile name which he assumed. Nothing further is known of him.
Designation of Simeon, one of the teachers and prophets at Antioch. Ac 13:1. Niger is the Latin for 'black,' and Simeon may have been so named because of his dark complexion; but this is not a necessary conclusion.