NIGER (nī'jêr, Gr. Niger, black). A surname of Simeon, one of the five “prophets and teachers” of the church at Antioch who were led of the Lord to send Paul and Barnabas on the first missionary journey (
NIGER nī’ gər (Νίγερ, G3769, from Lat., black). The surname of Symeon, one of the prophets and teachers in the church of Antioch (
International Standard Bible Encyclopedia (1915)
See Simeon, (5).