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Andreas roman:(Zwölferkreis)
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and his brother Simon Peter (I) were the first two disciples called by Jesus (Mark 1:16–18 parr.). While Peter with the two sons of Zebedee (John, son of Zebedee; James, Son of Zebedee) was among Jesus' three closest friends, the Synoptic Gospels do not present Andrew as a distinct individual. Apart from the lists of the disciples (Mark 3:13–19 parr.; Acts 1:13), he appears only in Mark 1:29; 13:4. The situation is different in John, which displays an interest in Andrew that goes beyond biographical detail (1:40, 44). Andrew was called even before Peter (1:41); with Philip (…

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Roloff, Jürgen, “Andreas roman:(Zwölferkreis)”, in: Religion Past and Present. Consulted online on 25 June 2022 <>
First published online: 2011
First print edition: ISBN: 9789004146662, 2006-2013

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