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15:32 May 21, 2002
Hebrew to English translations [Non-PRO]
Art/Literary - Poetry & Literature
Hebrew term or phrase: cephas
found in literature
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4 +1Boundaries between literature and life are blurred...Jacek Krankowski
4Peter
Barbara Østergaard
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Boundaries between literature and life are blurred...


Explanation:
As usual: Context?
Language pair?

e.g.:

John Cephas was born ...
www.io.com/~tbone1/blues/bios/cepwig.html

Cephas is a community of people caring for those imprisoned
and on parole.
bfn.org/~cpm/
etc. etc.

Jacek Krankowski

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cephas


Explanation:
As far as I know this is from the Bible. It must be the name given to Simon, meaning 'rock'.

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http://www.christiananswers.net/dictionary/cephas.html

Here it is said that it is a Syriac surname given by Christ to Simon.

xxxsanhara
Local time: 05:42
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Peter


Explanation:
If it's found in the Bible it means Peter since Peter is the Greek version of Cephas (Aramaic word for rock). Cephas was - as already mentioned - a name given to the apostle Simon by Jesus because he was to be the rock upon which the Christian church was to be built.

New Testament, John, Chapter 1:

1:42 And he brought him to Jesus. And when Jesus beheld him, he said,
Thou art Simon the son of Jona: thou shalt be called Cephas, which is
by interpretation, A stone.

See also the links below.

Hope this helps you :o)




    Reference: http://www.encyclopedia.com
    Reference: http://www.dictionary.com
Barbara Østergaard
Denmark
Local time: 04:42
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Native speaker of: Native in DanishDanish
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