Title

Pe​ter—the Chief Apostle

Keywords

Apostles, Peter, Biblical Studies

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. There is no question that the Church of Jesus Christ is founded upon the “chief corner stone,” Jesus Christ Himself (Ephesians 2:20). All that the Church is and was is rooted in the Master. But Peter was the “seer” and “stone” of the early Church, titles designated by the Savior according to the Joseph Smith Translation of the Bible (JST John 1:42).

Original Publication Citation

“Peter, the Chief Apostle,” Reprinted in Sperry Symposium Classics: The New Testament (Salt Lake City: Deseret Book Company and The Religious Studies Center of Brigham Young University), pp. 325-353.

Document Type

Peer-Reviewed Article

Publication Date

2002

Language

English

College

Religious Education

Department

Ancient Scripture

University Standing at Time of Publication

Full Professor

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