SYMEON sĭm’ ī ən (Συμεών, G5208), KJV SIMEON. 1. One of the prophets and teachers in the church at Antioch who set apart Paul and Barnabas for missionary work (Acts 13:1, 2). His surname Niger, “black,” suggests an African origin. If he was from Cyrene like Lucius (Acts 13:1), conceivably he may be the Simon who carried Jesus’ cross (Mark 15:21).
2. Jewish name for Acts 15:14.(q.v.) as used by James in
International Standard Bible Encyclopedia (1915)
the Lu 3:30; Ac 13:1; 15:14 for the "Simeon" (which see). The persons are:(British and American) in
(1) An ancestor of Jesus (Lu 3:30).
(2) Symeon, called Niger, one of the prophets and teachers in the church at Antioch (Ac 13:1).
(3) For Peter; compare Ac 15:14., see
See Simeon, (4), (5), (6).