Simon Magus

noun
Si·​mon Ma·​gus | \ ˌsī-mən-ˈmā-gəs How to pronounce Simon Magus (audio) \

Definition of Simon Magus

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

First Known Use of Simon Magus

circa 1548, in the meaning defined above

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“Simon Magus.” The Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Simon%20Magus. Accessed 29 January 2020.

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