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Andrew (Apostle)
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Andrew is, in the Synoptic Gospels and the book of Acts (Acts, Book of), 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; Mark, Gospel of; Matthew, Gospel of), Andrew was the brother of Simon Peter (Peter [Apostle]), and both were Jesus’ first disciples (Christ, Jesus, 01: Survey; Apostle/Disciple). While the brothers were fishing on the Sea of Galilee, Jesus calle…

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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 29 February 2024 <>
First published online: 2018

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