1. The second son of Jacob by Leah
(Genesis 29:33) He was associated with
Levi in the terrible act of vengeance against Hamor and the
(Genesis 34:25,26) He was detained by Joseph in Egypt as a
(Genesis 42:24) His father, when dying, pronounced a
malediction against him
(Genesis 49:5-7) The words in the Authorized
(Genesis 49:6) "they digged down a wall," ought to be, as
correctly rendered in the Revised Version, "they houghed an ox."
2. An aged saint who visited the temple when Jesus was being
presented before the Lord, and uttered lofty words of
thankgiving and of prophecy
3. One of the ancestors of Joseph
4. Surnamed Niger, i.e., "black," perhaps from his dark complexion,
a teacher of some distinction in the church of Antioch
(Acts 13:1-3) It has been supposed that this was the Simon of
Cyrene who bore Christ's cross. Note the number of nationalities
represented in the church at Antioch.
(Acts 15:14) thus designates the apostle Peter (q.v.).