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Cephas

Meaning: rock

Syriac: ܟܹ݁ܐܦ݂ܵܐ

Greek: Κηφᾶς —transliteration: Képhas, Kephas, or Cephas

also known as: Peter, Petros, Petrus

Cephas is the Syriac surname given by Christ to Simon (John 1:42)…

“One of the two who heard John speak and followed Him, was Andrew, Simon Peter’s brother. He found first his own brother Simon and said to him, ‘We have found the Messiah’ (which translated means Christ). He brought him to Jesus. Jesus looked at him and said, ‘You are Simon the son of John; you shall be called Cephas” (which is translated Peter).”

The Greeks translated it “Petros,” and the Latins “Petrus.”

Article Version: March 8, 2019

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