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James and Simon-Peter
In Response To: James of Compostella ()

Oscar,

There are a number of Simons in the New Testament. But the Simon that was so bold in his criticized Agrippa behind his back but sheepish in his presence was probably Simon-Peter. It is consistent with his characterization in the Gospels as wavering between confidence and cowardliness.

James and Peter are very close in the early church. It makes me wonder if James was not one and the same as the disciple Andrew. It is also possible that James was one and the same as James son of Zebedee. We should expect that the brothers of Jesus were included among the 12 disciples.

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