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Simon Magus

(mā`gəs), Samaritan sorcerer who attempted to buy spiritual power from the apostles. From this comes the term simonysimony
, in canon law, buying or selling of any spiritual benefit or office. The name is derived from Simon Magus, who tried to buy the gifts of the Holy Spirit from St. Peter (Acts 8). Simony is a very grave sin, and ecclesiastics who commit it may be excommunicated.
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. He is mentioned in the Acts of the Apostles. He was said to have founded a Gnostic sect.

Simon Magus

tried to purchase apostolic powers; whence, simony. [N.T.: Acts 8:18–24]

Simon Magus

New Testament a Samaritan sorcerer, probably from Gitta, of the 1st century ad. After being converted to Christianity, he tried to buy miraculous powers from the apostles (Acts of the Apostles 8:9--24). He is also identified as the founder of a Gnostic sect
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7 billion, it would be a nice premium," said analyst Simon Simonian at investment bank Shuaa Capital.
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