Bible Names A-G : Cephas


Saint Peter in Wikipedia Simon Peter (Greek: Πέτρος, Ptros, "stone, rock";[1] c. 1 BC AD 67), sometimes called Simon Cephas (Greek: Σιμων Κηφᾶς, Symōn Kēphas; Aramaic: imʕōn Kf‎; Syriac: ܣܡܥܢ ܟܝܦܐ, Semʕān Kf) after his name in Hellenized Aramaic, was a leader of the early Christian Church, who is featured prominently in the New Testament Gospels and the Acts of the Apostles. Peter was the son of John or of Jonah, and was from the village of Bethsaida in the province of Galilee. His brother Andrew was also an apostle. Simon Peter is venerated in multiple churches and regarded as the first Pope by the Catholic Church. After working to establish the church of Antioch for seven years presiding as the city's bishop[2] and preaching to the ones who were scattered (i.e., Jews and Hebrew Christians.), in Pontus, Galatia, Cappadocia, Asia Minor and Bithynia, Peter went to Rome. In the second year of Claudius, it is claimed, he overthrew Simon Magus, and held the Sacerdotal Chair for 25 years. At the hand of Nero, he is said to have been put to death. He wrote two epistles which are called Catholic, the second of which, (on account of its difference in style from the first), is considered by many not to be his work. The Gospel of Mark is also ascribed to him (as Mark was his disciple and interpreter). On the other hand, the following books: his Acts, his Gospel, his Preaching, his Revelation, his Judgement are rejected as Apocryphal.[3][4] [5] According to Biblical accounts, he was one of Twelve Apostles, chosen by Jesus from his first disciples. He was a fisherman assigned a leadership role by Jesus and was with Jesus during events witnessed by only a few apostles, such as the Transfiguration...