Re: ane What is the lexically proven Aramaic word for Peter

From: Harold R. Holmyard III (
Date: Thu Mar 23 2000 - 18:44:21 EST

Somebody writes:

> Peter had the name "petros" before joining Christ, Mt 4:18, therefore it is
>NOT just another translation of Cephas. If it were then surely in Jn 1:42 it
>would be written "you shall be called petros which by interpretation is a
> >>
I was taught in seminary that the narratives in John 1 temporally preceded
the call of Peter in Matt 4:18. The call in Matt 4:18-22 was a formal
confirmation of the discipleship relationship. So the above reasoning may
be invalid.

                                                Harold Holmyard

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