Simon Magus

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noun Si·mon Ma·gus \ˌsī-mən-ˈmā-gəs\

Definition of Simon Magus

  1. :  a Samaritan sorcerer converted by the apostle Philip and severely rebuked by Peter for offering money for the gifts of the Holy Spirit

Circa 1548

First Known Use of simon magus

circa 1548


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