The native language of Jesus and his apostles was Aramaic. Speaking in Aramaic, Jesus called Peter “Kepha,” also transliterated “Cephas.”


What does Kepha mean in Aramaic?

a. stone

b.     rock

c.     rolling stone

d.     apple




THE ANSWER IS….. B…. Rock  (See John 1:42; 1 Cor. 1:12; 3:22; 9:5; 15:5; Gal 1:18; 2:9, 11, 14)  Kephas, also transliterated “Cephas” meant “Rock” in Aramaic, the native language of Jesus and his apostles. Greek was the language of trade.


For more info on Peter the Rock, including what the Greek scholars say, see







http://www.scripturecatholic.com/my_top_ten.html (Kepha in the Bible)



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