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Simeon

or

Symeon

(both: sĭm`ēŏn), in the Bible. 1 Second son of Jacob and Leah and ancestor of the southernmost tribe of Israel. He and his tribe are seldom mentioned individually. 2 Devout man who blessed Jesus when He was presented in the Temple. He uttered Nunc dimittisNunc dimittis
[Lat.,=now you are dismissing], the opening words of Simeon's song of praise on the occasion of the presentation of the infant Jesus in the Temple. After seeing Jesus, Simeon joyfully proclaims that he has seen God's salvation.
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. 3 Simeon Niger, early Christian, prominent in Antioch. In chapter 15 of the Acts of the Apostles, Simeon appears for the usual Simon, referring to St. Peter.
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Simeon

 

Born 864 or 865; died May 27,927. Bulgarian prince (from 893) and tsar (from 919). Simeon greatly expanded the First Bulgarian Kingdom through numerous wars with Byzantium; the kingdom achieved its greatest power and cultural development during his reign. Bȯgomilism arose during the same period. [23–1154–]

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Simeon

recognizes young Jesus as messiah. [N.T.: Luke 2:22–34]
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Simeon

1. 
a. Old Testament the second son of Jacob and Leah
b. the tribe descended from him
c. the territory once occupied by this tribe in the extreme south of the land of Canaan
2. New Testament a devout Jew, who recognized the infant Jesus as the Messiah and uttered the canticle Nunc Dimittis over him in the Temple (Luke 2:25--35)
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References in classic literature ?
"Couldn't thee and mother manage the farm?" said Simeon, smiling.
"Thee mustn't speak evil of thy rulers, Simeon," said his father, gravely.
"I am surprised at thee, son," said Simeon; "thy mother never taught thee so.
Simeon second blushed scarlet; but his mother only smiled, and said, "Simeon is my good boy; he will grow older, by and by, and then he will be like his father."
"Fear not, then, friend George; it is not for thee, but for God and man, we do it," said Simeon. "And now thou must lie by quietly this day, and tonight, at ten o'clock, Phineas Fletcher will carry thee onward to the next stand,--thee and the rest of they company.
Kent Simeon, head of Pantukan Municipal Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Office (MDRRMO), said the local government allowed the families to return home after the water subsided by Tuesday afternoon.
But Luciano Pavarotti feared he would starve if he didn't have round-the-clock access to food, according to Simeon Rosset, the Italian tenor's butler his former butler.
Even at a young age, Simeon loved mathematics - a subject he excelled at in elementary and high school.
TEENAGER Simeon Sayer will soon be heading over to America to walk the hallowed halls of Harvard.
TEENAGER Simeon Sayer will soon be heading to America to walk the hallowed halls of Harvard.
Teaming up with his cousin, Victoria Burchell, Matt will be running in memory of Simeon Bennett - his cousin and Victoria's brother - who died from a glioblastoma brain tumour three years ago.