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Beautiful Gate, Gate called Beautiful. A gate of Herod’s temple where Peter and John healed a lame man (Acts 3:2, 10).The exact location of this gate is unclear. It was probably the East Gate that divided the court of the Gentiles from the court of women. It could possibly be identified with a gate covered with plates of Corinthian brass, singled out by Josephus in his description of the temple (Jewish War 5.201, 204–5; see also 6.293). On the other hand, Josephus may be referring to the Nicanor Gate.Some have identified the Beautiful Gate with the Nicanor Gate, which is mentioned in m. Middot 1.4; 2.3, 6; m. Yoma 3.10. Others have identified it with the Shushan Gate of m. Middot 1.3. (The Shushan Gate was an outer gate of the Temple Mount, providing an entrance to the court of the Gentiles.) It is more likely that although both the Nicanor and Beautiful gates were on the east side of the temple, the Nicanor Gate divided the court of Israel from the court of women, and the Beautiful Gate divided the court of women from the court of the Gentiles.
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The Lexham Bible Dictionary
Beautiful Gate
Beautiful Gate Beautiful Gate, Gate called Beautiful. A gate of Herod’s temple where Peter and John healed a lame man (Acts 3:2, 10).The exact location of this gate is unclear. It was probably the East Gate that divided the court of the Gentiles from the court of women. It could possibly be identified
Peter the Apostle
Peter the Apostle (Πέτρος, Petros). An apostle of Jesus Christ and one of the three named pillars of the early church in Jerusalem. Peter was the first Christian missionary to the Gentiles, a Christian missionary to the Jews, and a Christian martyr in Rome. Also called Cephas.
The Anchor Yale Bible Dictionary
Beautiful Gate (Place)
BEAUTIFUL GATE (PLACE) [Gk hē hōraı́a pýlē (ἡ ὡραία πύλη)]. Gate of Herod’s temple where John and Peter healed a lame man (Acts 3:2, 10). The gate is not mentioned by its NT name in any of the Jewish sources. Christian tradition, and some modern scholars, identify it with the Golden or Susa (Shusan)
John (Person)
JOHN (PERSON) [Gk Iōannēs (Ἰωαννης)]. John was a common Jewish name during the Hellenistic age and was especially popular among the priesthood.1. The son of a priest named Simeon, from the clan of Joarib. He was the father of Mattathias and the grandfather of Judas Maccabeus (1 Macc 2:1; cf. 14:29
Peter (Person)
PETER (PERSON) [Gk Petros (Πετρος)]. Var. SIMON PETER; SIMON; CEPHAS. The most prominent of the 12 disciples of Jesus.A. Pauline LettersB. Book of ActsC. Gospel of MarkD. Gospel of MatthewE. Gospel of LukeF. Gospel of JohnG. The Petrine EpistlesH. The Apocryphal WritingsA. Pauline LettersThere
Simeon (Person)
SIMEON (PERSON) [Heb šimʿôn (שִׁמְעֹון)]. SIMEONITE. 1. The second son of Leah and Jacob and the full brother of Reuben, Levi, Judah, Issachar, Zebulun, and Dinah. Simeon is also the eponymous ancestor of the tribe whose territory is found within the S limits of Judah. The etymology is obscure, but
Simon (Person)
SIMON (PERSON) [Gk Simōn (Σιμων)]. The name of a number of persons mentioned both in the Apocryphal literature of the OT as well as in the NT.1. Simon Chosamaeus (Gk Chosamaios), who provided a list of those who were found to have married foreign wives (1 Esdr 9:32; cf. Shimeon in Ezra 10:31).2. Simon
Baker Encyclopedia of the Bible
Beautiful Gate
Beautiful Gate. Gate of Herod’s temple in Jerusalem where a man born lame was miraculously healed through the ministry of Peter and John (Acts 3:2, 10). The location of this gate is uncertain, but it was probably the gate leading from the Court of the Gentiles into the Women’s Court, called the Corinthian
Cephas
Cephas. Aramaic name of Simon Peter the apostle in John 1:42; 1 Corinthians 1:12; and Galatians 1:18.See Peter, The Apostle.
John (Person)
John (Person). 1. Father of Simon Peter and Andrew (Jn 1:40, 42; 21:15–17). According to Matthew 16:17, Peter’s father was named Jona (Jonas, Jonah). Either Jona was an alternate form of the name John or, more probably, two independent traditions existed regarding his name.2. Member of the high priestly
Jona
Jona. kjv form of John, father of Simon Peter and Andrew, in John 1:42.See John (Person) #1.
Jonas
Jonas. 1. kjv form of Jonah in Matthew 12:39–41 and Luke 11:29–32.See Jonah (Person).2. kjv form of John, Simon Peter’s father, in John 21:15, 17.See John (Person) #1.
Peter, The Apostle
Peter, The Apostle. One of Jesus’ 12 disciples who rose to preeminence both among the disciples during Jesus’ ministry and among the apostles afterwards. There are actually four forms of his name in the NT: the Hebrew/Greek Simeon/Simon and the Aramaic/Greek Cephas/Petros. His given name was Simon bar-Jonah
The International Standard Bible Encyclopedia, Revised
Cephas
Cephas sēʹfəs [Gk. ho Kēphas < Aram kêp̱ā’—‘rock’] (Jn. 1:42, etc.). The Aramaic surname of Peter.
Gate, Beautiful
Gate, Beautiful [Gk hē hōraía pýlē]. A gate of Herod’s temple mentioned in the narrative of the healing of the lame man by Peter and John (Acts 3:2, 10). The traditional view places this gate at the east side of the whole temple area, equating it with the Susa (or Shushan) Gate. Majority opinion,
John (NT)
2. The apostle, the son of Zebedee and brother of James (see John the Apostle).
Peter
Peter [Gk. Petros, for Kēphas < Aram kêp̱āʾ]. A disciple of Jesus and apostle of the early Church.The NT literature gives prominent place to Peter, whose life and ministry fall conveniently into the three categories indicated by O. Cullmann’s comprehensive study, Peter: Disciple-Apostle-Martyr.
Simon (NT)
2. Simon Peter; son of John (Jn. 1:42; 21:15–17; Jona, Mt. 16:17) and brother of Andrew (Jn. 1:40). See Peter.
Tyndale Bible Dictionary
Beautiful Gate
BEAUTIFUL GATE Gate of Herod’s temple in Jerusalem where a man born lame was miraculously healed through the ministry of Peter and John (Acts 3:2, 10). The location of this gate is uncertain, but it was probably the gate leading from the Court of the Gentiles into the Women’s Court, called the Corinthian
Cephas
CEPHAS Aramaic name of Simon Peter the apostle in John 1:42; 1 Corinthians 1:12; and Galatians 1:18. See Simon Peter.
John (Person)
JOHN (Person)1. Father of Simon Peter and Andrew (Jn 1:40–42; 21:15–17). According to Matthew 16:17, Peter’s father was named Jona (Jonas, Jonah). Either Jona was an alternate form of the name John or, more probably, two independent traditions existed regarding his name.2. Member of the high priestly
Peter, the Apostle
PETER, THE APOSTLE One of the 12 disciples; rose to prominence both among the disciples during Jesus’ ministry and among the apostles afterwards.There are actually four forms of Peter’s name in the New Testament: the Hebrew translated into Greek, “Simeon” to “Simon,” and the Aramaic translated into
The HarperCollins Bible Dictionary (Revised and Updated)
Cephas
Cephas (see´fuhs; from Aramaic kepha’, “rock”), a surname equivalent to the Greek name “Peter” (John 1:42; cf. Matt. 16:17–18). See also Peter.
John
John (jahn).1 The father of Mattathias and grandfather of Judas Maccabeus (1 Macc. 2:1).2 The oldest son of Mattathias and brother of Judas Maccabeus (1 Macc. 2:2; 9:35–42).3 John the Baptist (Matt. 3:1). See John the Baptist.4 John the son of Zebedee, also called John the apostle (Mark 10:35). See
Peter
Peterpeter was a galilean and one of the twelve disciples of Jesus. His given name was Simon, but Jesus bestowed upon him the nickname “Peter” (GK., “rock”; Matt. 10:2; Mark 3:16; Luke 6:14). He is sometimes referred to as Cephas, the Aramaic version of that name, which Jesus would no doubt have actually
Simeon
Simeon (sim´ee-uhn; Heb., “to hear”).1 The second son of Jacob and Leah (Gen. 29:33). Simeon and his brother Levi massacred the men of Shechem to avenge the rape of their sister, Dinah (Gen. 34, recalled in Jth. 9:1–4). Simeon was later held hostage in Egypt when Joseph sent the other brothers back
Simon
Simon (si´muhn).1 Simon Maccabeus, the son of Mattathias Hashmon and ruler of Judea 142–134 bce. Following in the tradition of his brothers Judas Maccabeus and Jonathan, he led the Jewish forces against the Seleucids and won independence for Judea, establishing the Hasmonean dynasty, which would endure
The Wycliffe Bible Encyclopedia
Cephas
CEPHAS (Gr. kēphas, from Aram. kēpa˒, “rock or stone”).A name given by Jesus to the apostle Simon (Jn 1:42; 1 Cor 1:12; 3:22; 9:5; 15:5; Gal 2:9). Peter is the Gr. equivalent of Cephas. See Peter; Simon; Simeon.
Gate, Beautiful
GATE, BEAUTIFUL. The temple of Herod, which was the sanctuary in Jerusalem in the days of Jesus and the early church, was set in the midst of a courtyard, called the court of the Gentiles. Separating the outer court from the temple proper was a great wall, which in time of need made of the temple an
Jona
JONA. KJV form of John (Jn 1:42, RSV), used in order to harmonize with Barjona in (Mt 16:17).
Peter
PETER. One of the earliest and most prominent disciples of Jesus. Several names are given him: the Heb. name Simeon (Acts 15:14) and Gr. Simon, after a son of Jacob whose descendants became one of the tribes of Israel; Cephas (Jn 1:43) and Peter, both meaning “rock.” See Simeon; Simon; Cephas.Origin
Eerdmans Dictionary of the Bible
Cephas
Cephas (Gk. Kēphás)Nickname or surname given the Apostle Peter (from Aram. kêp̱āʾ, “rock”).See Peter.
John
John (Gk. Iōánnēs)1. The father of Matthias and grandfather of Judas Maccabeus; son of the priest Simeon (1 Macc. 2:1).2. The oldest son of Matthias, surnamed Gaddi (2 Macc. 2:2). Sent to the Nabateans by his brother Jonathan to store the Maccabeans’ belongings, he was ambushed and killed by “the
Peter
Peter (Gk. Pétros)Simon bar Jonah, nicknamed Cephas or Peter (Aramaic and Greek for “rock”) by Jesus. Since Simon was a common Jewish name and a number of others are mentioned in the Gospels and Acts, the nickname became the common designation for the man, although the Gospels report Jesus often calling
Simeon
Simeon (Heb. šimʿôn)1. The second son of Jacob (Gen. 35:23); the eponymous ancestor of the tribe whose territory was within the southern limits of Judah (Josh. 19:1–9). Simeon and his brother Levi exacted treacherous and violent revenge for the rape of their sister Dinah by a local prince called Shechem
Simon
Simon (Gk. Sɩ́mon; Heb. šimʿôn)1. Simon, surnamed the Just (Gk. dikaios, also meaning “righteous”), who according to Josephus (Ant. 12.43) succeeded his father Onias in the high priesthood. This places him within the period of Ptolemy I’s rule over Judea (301–282 b.c.e.). A scholion to Megillat Taʿanit
Symeon
Symeon (Gk. Symên)1. A prophet and teacher in the church at Antioch who was surnamed Niger and may have been, therefore, black (Lat. niger; Acts 13:1 RSV; NRSV “Simeon” [6]).2. Another name for Simon Peter (Acts 15:14; 2 Pet. 1:1 RSV).
Eerdmans Bible Dictionary
Beautiful Gate
Beautiful Gate. A gate located on the east side of Jerusalem and the temple complex (Acts 3:2, hē thýra hē hōraía), named after the beautifully decorated Corinthian bronze doors (according to Josephus BJ v.5.3). To those coming from the court of the Gentiles it gave access to the court of the
Cephas
Cephas [sēˊfəs] (Gk. Kēphas, from Aram. kêp̱ā˒ “rock”). See Peter.
Jona
Jona [jōˊnə] (Gk. lōannēs).† John, the father of Simon Peter (John 1:42, KJV). See John 10; Bar-Jona.
Peter
Peter [pēˊtər] (Gk. Petros).† Simon Peter, the most prominent of Jesus’ twelve disciples.
Dictionary of Paul and His Letters
Peter
PeterPaul never refers to the apostle Peter by his original name of Simon (Simōn, as frequently in the Gospels) or Simeon (Symeōn, as in Acts 15:14 and the preferred text of 2 Pet 1:1). Only twice (Gal 2:7, 8) does he use the name Peter (Petros, or “Rock”) given to Simon by Jesus (Mt 16:17–18; Mk
Catholic Bible Dictionary
B. Peter and Paul
B. Peter and PaulThe title “Acts of the Apostles” was given to the book at least by the second century a.d., but the book focuses chiefly on two main apostles: Peter and Paul. The entire book can, in fact, be divided into two major sections, the first following the leadership of Peter (chaps. 1–12)
Beautiful Gate
BEAUTIFUL GATE A gate of Herod’s Temple in Jerusalem where Peter and John healed a paralytic (Acts 3:2, 10).
Peter
PETER (Greek petros, “rock”) Simon Peter, apostle of Jesus Christ, leader of the Twelve, and chief shepherd of the early Christian Church. He is seen and heard frequently in the Gospels and Acts and is the alleged author of two New Testament epistles, 1 and 2 Peter (1 Pet 1:1; 2 Pet 1:1).
Simon
SIMON The name of a large number of men in the Bible.1. Also Simeon. The second son of Mattathias, the brother of Judas and Jonathan, and a key figure in the Maccabean revolt who established the Hasmonean Dynasty. Also known as Thassi, he was praised as a man “wise in counsel” (1 Macc 2:65) and went