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[1] Apostle

(Πέτρος/Pétros, literally 'the rock').

Apostle, leading figure in the group of disciples called by Jesus of Nazareth and in the original Christian community.

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A. General comments

Sources documenting his life include: (1) the NT writings: the Gospels, the Acts of the Apostles, Paul's let…

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Frank, Karl Suso (Freiburg), Rist, Josef (Würzburg), Plontke-Lüning, Annegret (Jena), Tinnefeld, Franz (Munich) and Savvidis, Kyriakos (Bochum), “Petrus”, in: Brill’s New Pauly, Antiquity volumes edited by: Hubert Cancik and , Helmuth Schneider, English Edition by: Christine F. Salazar, Classical Tradition volumes edited by: Manfred Landfester, English Edition by: Francis G. Gentry. Consulted online on 24 July 2024 <>
First published online: 2006
First print edition: 9789004122598, 20110510

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