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Simeon Niger

Simeon Niger is a person in the Book of Acts in the New Testament. He is mentioned in Acts 13:1 as being one of the "prophets and teachers" in the church of Antioch:

In the church at Antioch there were prophets and teachers: Barnabas, Simeon called Niger, Lucius of Cyrene, Manaen (who had been brought up with Herod the tetrarch) and Saul.

—Acts 13:1, NIV

The nickname Niger means "black", which is usually taken to mean a dark complexion and/or African descent.[1]


  1. ^ Kistemaker, Simon J. (1990). Acts. Baker Book House. p. 454.