Cephas Origin and Meaning

The name Cephas is boy's name of Aramaic origin meaning "rock".
The apostle Simon was called Cephas by Jesus because he was to be the rock upon which the Christian church was to be built. In most versions of the New Testament, Cephas is translated into Petros in Greek, Peter in English.

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