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Andrew (Apostle)
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Andrew is, in the Synoptic Gospels and the book of Acts, little more than a name in the lists of the apostles (Mark 3:18; Matt 10:2; Luke 6:14; Acts 1:13), which place him among either the first two or first four apostles.

According to Mark (and Matthew), Andrew was the brother of Simon Peter, and both were Jesus’ first disciples. While the brothers were fishing on the Sea of Galilee, Jesus called them to become “fishers of men” (Mark 1:16–18; Matt 4:18–20). The Second Gospel further adds that the brothers lived in Capernaum, o…

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Roig Lanzillotta, Lautaro, “Andrew (Apostle)”, in: Brill Encyclopedia of Early Christianity Online, General Editor David G. Hunter, Paul J.J. van Geest, Bert Jan Lietaert Peerbolte. Consulted online on 27 September 2022 <>
First published online: 2018

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