1. Simon Chosameus, who was found to have a 'strange' wife (1Es 9:32 = Ezr 10:31 Samimeon). 2. The subject of the encomium in Sir 50:1 ff., 'son of Onias, the great (or high) priest.' It is doubtful if Simon I. or Simon II. (both 3rd cent. b.c.) is meant. 3. The Maccab
Simon the Cananite, and Judas Iscariot, who also betrayed him.
Now when Jesus was at Bethany, in the house of Simon the leper,
And as they were going out, they found a man of Cyrene, Simon by name; him they compelled to carry his cross.
And he went up into a mountain, and called to him those whom he chose; and they came to him.
And when he was at Bethany in the house of Simon the leper, as he sat at table, a woman came, having an alabaster vase of ointment, of genuine spikenard, of vast value: and breaking the vase, she let it flow down upon his head.
And they compel one Simon, a Cyrenian, who was passing by, coming out of the field, the father of Alexander and Rufus, to carry his cross.
Matthew and Thomas, James son of Alpheus, and Simon called the Zealous,
And Jesus addressing himself to him said, Simon, I have somewhat to say to thee. And he said, Master, speak freely.
And as they led him out, laying hold on one Simon, a Cyrenian, who was coming from the country, they laid on him the cross, to carry after Jesus.
Now he spake of Judas Iscariot, the son of Simon: for this man was ready to betray him, though he was one of the twelve.
Therefore they made him a supper there; and Martha waited: but Lazarus was one of those who sat at table with him.
And supper being served, (the devil having now injected into the heart of Judas Iscariot, the son of Simon, that he should betray him;)
Jesus answered, It is he to whom I shall give this morsel of bread, when I have dipped it. And dipping the morsel of bread, he gave it unto Judas Iscariot, the son of Simon.
And when they had arrived, they went up to an upper room, where abode Peter, and James, and John, and Andrew, Philip, and Thomas, Bartholomew, and Matthew, James son of Alpheus, and Simon the zealous, and Jude brother to James.