Simon-magus



noun
1.
Simon (defs 5, 6).
noun
1.
(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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