Bible Cartoon: John 01 - Jesus' first disciples - Scene 02 - Andrew and Peter (Cephas)

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Bible Book: John
Bible Book Code: 4300104001
Scene no: 2 of 5

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John 1:40-42 (ANIV)
40 Andrew, Simon Peter’s brother, was one of the two who heard what John had said and who had followed Jesus. 41 The first thing Andrew did was to find his brother Simon and tell him, “We have found the Messiah” (that is, the Christ). 42 And he brought him to Jesus. Jesus looked at him and said, “You are Simon son of John. You will be called Cephas” [1]

Both Cephas (Aramaic) and Peter (Greek) means rock.


Not specified in the Bible narrative. I have set this scene in the morning.

The sun (unseen & high on the right) illuminates this scene, casting shadows below & to the left of figures & objects.

Left to right: Simon/Peter, his brother Andrew.

This scene shows Andrew talking to his brother Simon/Peter, telling him, “We have found the Messiah”. I have set this scene on the shores of the Sea of Galilee, which is where Andrew & Simon fished. I have assumed that Andrew walked from Bethany beyond the Jordan back to the Sea of Galilee to talk to his brother. It is about 73.5 miles (about 118.3 km) almost due north from Bethany to Bethsaida (Andrew & Simon/Peter’s hometown) on the North East shore of the Sea of Galilee. Bearing that distance in mind, I imagine it took Andrew a few days to cover that distance on foot.

Here is the scene without the figures in the foreground.
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Background of John 01 – Jesus’ first disciples – Scene 02 – Andrew and Peter (Cephas)

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Background of John 01 – Jesus’ first disciples – Scene 02 – Andrew and Peter (Cephas)
“Andrew, one of the two disciples who followed Jesus, was the first proclaimer of Jesus as the Messiah. In Hebrew, “Messiah” means “the anointed One,” which in Greek is translated Christ (ho Christos). The idea of “the anointed One” comes from the Old Testament practice of anointing priests and kings with oil. This was symbolic of the Spirit and pointed to the future One who would come (cf. Isa. 61:1). The title “Messiah” came to be used of the future Davidic King (cf. Matt. 1:1; John 6:15). In bringing his brother Simon Peter to Christ, no man did the church a greater service than Andrew. Andrew appeared two more times in John (6:4-9; 12:20-22); both times he was bringing someone to Jesus. The unnamed disciple is commonly held to be John the son of Zebedee, a brother of James and author of this Gospel. In Mark 1:16-20 two pairs of brothers (Simon and Andrew, James and John) who were fishermen were called by Jesus”.

When Jesus… looked at Simon (cf. v. 47), He knew the man’s character and destiny. Jesus gave him the Aramaic name Cephas. Peter is the Greek translation of Cephas (“rock”). Simon’s name in Hebrew was probably Simeon (Gr. in Acts 15:14; 2 Peter 1:1; cf. niv marg.). No reason is given here for the change of his name from Simon to Cephas. The common understanding is that his name indicates what God by His grace would do through him. He would be a rock-like man in the church during its early years (cf. Matt. 16:18; Luke 22:31-32; John 21:15-19; Acts 2-5; 10-12).
[Source: Bible Knowledge Commentary]