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cephas

cephas in the Bible

a Syriac surname given by Christ to Simon (John 1:42), meaning "rock." The Greeks translated it by Petros, and the Latins by Petrus.

Easton's 1897 Bible Dictionary
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  • cephas had gone to bed, and Sarah was sitting up waiting for her.

    Pembroke Mary E. Wilkins Freeman
  • And the next thing I knew I was ridin' down again with cephas.

    Torchy, Private Sec. Sewell Ford
  • "Don't be angry with me, cephas," she said, before the youngster got out of hearing.

    Gabriel Tolliver Joel Chandler Harris
  • Margoliouth (Moses) on cephas, a binder, and not a rock, 368.

  • If he placed James before cephas, then cephas was not the chief.

    A Philosophical Dictionary, Volume 1 (of 10) Franois-Marie Arouet (AKA Voltaire)
  • Uncle cephas likes him so much, and Uncle cephas is an elder.

    Growing Up Jennie M. Drinkwater
  • After I carry up his luncheon, I shall stop at the store and ask cephas to come out on the river bank for a few minutes.

    The Story Of Waitstill Baxter By Kate Douglas Wiggin
  • These gold-rimmed spectacles were her last birthday present from cephas.

    Growing Up Jennie M. Drinkwater
  • The truth is, a great deal of pressure was brought to bear on cephas's mother, in one way and another.

    Gabriel Tolliver Joel Chandler Harris
  • cephas wanted me to use her things; he said Becky would like it, and I knew she would.

    Growing Up Jennie M. Drinkwater

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