Simon was the Great One (Acts 8:10)

“All of them,

From the least

To the greatest,

Listened to him eagerly.

They said.

‘This man is

The power of God

He is called Great.’”

ᾧ προσεῖχον πάντες ἀπὸ μικροῦ ἕως μεγάλου λέγοντες Οὗτός ἐστιν ἡ δύναμις τοῦ Θεοῦ ἡ καλουμένη Μεγάλη.

The author of Acts indicated that all of the people (πάντες), from the least (ἀπὸ μικροῦ) to the greatest (ἕως μεγάλου), listened to him eagerly or paid attention to him (ᾧ προσεῖχον).  They said (λέγοντες) that this man has the power of God (Οὗτός ἐστιν ἡ δύναμις τοῦ Θεοῦ) that is called Great (ἡ καλουμένη Μεγάλη).  Simon was also sometimes called Simon Magnus, a Latin name, coming from the Greek Μεγάλη.  He thought and declared that he was somebody important.  In fact, a lot of people listened to Simon.  They called him a man with the power of God, the Great One, a fairly important figure in Samaria.  It is difficult to grasp his exact role, since he almost seems to be a prophet or a mythical figure.  What do you know about Simon the Great?

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