Andrew brings Simon Peter to Jesus
Andrew brought his brother Simon to Jesus, and Jesus called him Peter.
Eerdmans Dictionary of the Bible
Names and Naming
Names and NamingWhen Shakespeare asserted that “a rose by any other name would smell as sweet” (Romeo and Juliet II.ii.43) he was emphatically not expressing an idea that had any warrant in the biblical world—or anywhere else in the ancient Near East. In the ancient world generally, a name was not merely
The New Unger’s Bible Dictionary
NAMES (Heb. shēm; Gk. onoma). Names are designed to distinguish objects and originally expressed the distinct impressions that objects made upon one or the special relations in which they stood to the person. Thus God brought the beasts to Adam, and from the impression they made upon him he assigned
Holman Illustrated Bible Dictionary
NAMING In biblical tradition the task of naming a child generally fell to the mother (Gen. 29:31–30:24; 1 Sam. 1:20) but could be performed by the father (Gen. 16:15; Exod. 2:22) and in exceptional cases by nonparental figures (Exod. 2:10; Ruth 4:17). The last son of Jacob and Rachel received a name
Dictionary of Daily Life in Biblical & Post-Biblical Antiquity, Volumes I–IV
NamesNames comprise a variety of items that identify a specific category or individual in contrast to those related to it. In English, names are often marked by capitalizing the first letter of the word. While personal names (anthroponyms) constitute the largest example of the category of names, other
Key passages
Jn 1:41–42

This one first found his own brother Simon and said to him, “We have found the Messiah!” (which is translated “Christ”). He brought him to Jesus. Looking at him, Jesus said, “You are Simon the son of John. You will be called Cephas” (which is interpreted “Peter”).

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