Title

Peter: Lord’s dynamic fisher of men

Keywords

Peter, Biblical Studies, fisher of men

Abstract

Of all the personages in the New Testament, none is more important to the Latter-day Saints, save Jesus only, than Peter — Simon bar Jona by name.

We do not know when Peter was born, only that he was an adult living in Capernaum at the time the scriptures first introduce him. John's Gospel says that Bethsaida was "the city of Andrew and Peter."

Peter was married, and we know that his mother-in-law was staying in his house at Capernaum at the time Jesus healed her of a fever, though we do not know if she was a permanent occupant of Peter's home (see Mark 1:29-30).

Original Publication Citation

“Peter: Lord’s Dynamic Fisher of Men,” Church News Published By the Deseret News (Vol. 73, No. 1 (January 4, 2003), 5, 10.

Document Type

Peer-Reviewed Article

Publication Date

2003-01-04

Publisher

The Church News

Language

English

College

Religious Education

Department

Ancient Scripture

University Standing at Time of Publication

Full Professor

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