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Morrish Bible Dictionary [1]

An Aramaic name, signifying 'a stone,' equivalent to 'Peter,' given to Simon.  John 1:42;  1 Corinthians 1:12;  1 Corinthians 3:22;  1 Corinthians 9:5;  1 Corinthians 15:5;  Galatians 2:9 .

Wilson's Dictionary of Bible Types [2]

 John 1:42 (a) This name means a "rock" or a "stone." The bit of stone that is chipped off from the great rock is of the same texture and chemical composition as the one from which it comes. Peter belonged to Christ and therefore was recognized by GOD as a part of CHRIST. The name "Peter" has the same meaning.

People's Dictionary of the Bible [3]

Cephas ( Sç'Fas ), Rock. A Syriac surname given to Simon, which in the Greek is rendered Petros, and in the Latin Petrus, both signifying "a rock."  John 1:42. See Peter.

American Tract Society Bible Dictionary [4]

A rock, a Syriac or later Hebrew name given to Peter by Christ,  John 1:42 . The Greek Petros and the Latin Petrus have the same meaning. See Peter .

Watson's Biblical & Theological Dictionary [5]

Κηφας , from כיפא , a rock. The Greek Πετρος , and the Latin Petrus, have the same signification. See Peter .

Smith's Bible Dictionary [6]

Ce'phas. See Peter .

Easton's Bible Dictionary [7]

 John 1:42

Holman Bible Dictionary [8]


Hastings' Dictionary of the Bible [9]

CEPHAS . See Peter.

Hastings' Dictionary of the New Testament [10]

See Peter.

Cyclopedia of Biblical, Theological and Ecclesiastical Literature [11]

( Galatians 2:11) was sometimes distinguished from Peter by early Christian writers, and said to be one of the seventy disciples by Clement of Alexandria ( Hypoypposes, ) as recorded by Eusebius (H. E. 1, 12). In the list of the seventy ascribed to Dorotheus, lie is specified as bishop of Cannia. In the menology of Basil he is commemorated on Dec. 9, but nothing is said of him in the Synaxarion there given. The Armenian calendar commemorates Apollos and Cephas as disciples of Paul, Sept. 25. Dr. Lightfoot ( Galatians, p. 128.) refers to the constitutions of the Egyptian Church as representing him as one of the twelve distinct from Peter.

Kitto's Popular Cyclopedia of Biblial Literature [12]

Ce´phas, a surname which Christ bestowed upon Simon (), and which corresponds with Peter, both words meaning a 'rock,' which is the signification of the original [PETER].