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  • Name SIMEON  
    Gender Male 
    _UID AE6B3CC1AB81A347BEF6BEF424A590EED915 
    Died Yes, date unknown 
    • Personal name meaning, hearing. A devout Jew who lived in Jerusalem during the time of Jesus’ birth. He was seeking the fulfillment of messianic prophecy when Israel would be restored (Luke 2:25). God promised Simeon that he would not die before seeing the Christ. When Joseph and Mary brought Jesus to the Temple for the purification rites, Simeon announced to them God’s plan for the boy (Luke 2:34).

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      Luke 2:25, Luke 2:34

      Simeon (Simeon the God-receiver) at the Temple is the "just and devout" man of Jerusalem who, according to Luke 2:25–35, met Mary, Joseph, and Jesus as they entered the Temple to fulfill the requirements of the Law of Moses on the 40th day from Jesus' birth at the presentation of Jesus at the Temple.

      According to the Biblical account, Simeon had been visited by the Holy Spirit and told that he would not die until he had seen the Lord's Christ. On taking Jesus into his arms he uttered a prayer, which is still used liturgically as the Latin Nunc dimittis in many Christian churches, and gave a prophecy alluding to the crucifixion.

      In some Christian traditions, this meeting is commemorated on February 2 as Candlemas, or more formally, the Presentation of the Lord, the Meeting of the Lord, or the Purification of the Virgin. His prophecy is used in the context of Our Lady of Sorrows. Simeon is venerated as a saint in the Roman Catholic, Eastern Orthodox and Oriental Orthodox traditions. His feast day is October 8 in the revised Martyrology of the Roman Cathol
    Person ID I4256  z-Bible Genealogy
    Last Modified 27 Jul 2019 

  • Photos
    Simeon the Righteous
    Simeon the Righteous

    Alexey Yegorov
    Simeon in the Temple
    Simeon in the Temple

    Rembrandt van Rijn, 1631