Given Name CEPHAS

GENDER: Masculine
OTHER SCRIPTS: Κηφας (Ancient Greek)
PRONOUNCED: SEE-fəs (English)  [details]

Meaning & History

Means "rock" in Aramaic. The apostle Simon was called Cephas by Jesus because he was to be the rock upon which the Christian church was to be built. In most versions of the New Testament Cephas is translated into Greek Πετρος (Petros) (in English Peter).
OTHER LANGUAGES/CULTURES: Kepa (Basque), Kephas (Biblical Greek)

Categories

biblical, nature, Orthodox Saints
Entry updated December 8, 2017