Several men in the NT bear this name, taken perhaps from Simon Maccabaeus (142–134 BCE). 1. Simon Peter, leader of the Twelve (Mark 3: 16). 2. Another member of the Twelve, ‘the Zealot’ (Luke 6: 15). 3. A brother of Jesus (Mark 6: 3). 4. A leper in Bethany (Mark 14: 3–9). 5. A Pharisee (Luke 7: 36–50). 6. A man from Cyrene who, on entering Jerusalem, was conscripted to carry Jesus' cross (Mark 15: 21). 7. Simon Magus (Acts 8: 9 ff.). 8. A tanner in Joppa with whom Peter lodged (Acts 9: 43).