Join the Meeting Place for Moms!
Talk to other moms, share advice, and have fun!

(minimum 6 characters)

did Luke travel with Peter?

If Luke wrote Act why is Peter quoted so much?

please don't tell me that bible is myths and not accurate and ya ya ya


Asked by Anonymous at 6:16 PM on Sep. 20, 2009 in Religion & Beliefs

This question is closed.
Answers (24)
  • Apostles and disciples are similar but not the same. While a disciple is any follower of Jesus Christ, Jesus chose twelve special disciples to become his apostles who held a special role in the early church. According to the gospel of Matthew the apostles were the men were Peter (known also as Simon Peter), Andrew, James, John, Philip, Bartholomew, Thomas, Matthew, James the son of Alphaeus, Thaddaeus, Simon the Zealot, and Judas Iscariot. After Judas Iscariot betrayed Jesus to the authorities, Matthias was named an apostle. The term apostle also referred to other early missionaries, such as Barnabas and Paul (known as Saul before becoming an apostle).

    Answer by eringobrough at 7:16 PM on Sep. 20, 2009

  • Don't you mean Paul?

    Answer by KristiS11384 at 6:32 PM on Sep. 20, 2009

  • No I don't think so, I was ready from the beginning and keep hearing about Peter. I wonder if my Bible is wrong.

    Answer by Anonymous at 6:41 PM on Sep. 20, 2009

  • Peter and Paul are both mentioned in Acts. Peter's quotes follow the life and death of Jesus as one of the disciples. So it is unlikely that Luke and Peter traveled together

    Answer by KristiS11384 at 6:52 PM on Sep. 20, 2009

  • Luke is often said to be a companion of Paul not Peter. Thus the stories of Peter in Acts are most likely accounts which Paul had with Peter and later relayed to Luke.

    Answer by KristiS11384 at 6:57 PM on Sep. 20, 2009

  • It's generally believed that the author of the gospel of Luke and the author of the Acts of the Apostles is the same person (aka Luke). Looking at the gospel of Luke it would indicate that Luke was a periodic companion to Paul (the gospel switches between third person and then using "we" indicating Luke was with Paul). So it's quite possible that Luke spent time with the apostles while they were preparing for their mission and with them while they were in Jerusalem and also travelled with Paul on his missions sometimes. It's possible Paul also shared with Luke things that Peter said or did.

    Answer by eringobrough at 6:59 PM on Sep. 20, 2009

  • Peter followed Paul, but Luke also knew Peter. If you read the book of acts you will see him go from talking about Paul's group using "they" to using "we" and he stayed with Paul in the Roman prison until Paul's death.

    But yes, he also knew Peter (as did Paul). And he was very familiar with the stories Peter told of Jesus (as well as the other disciples of Christ). He says at the beginning of Luke, "Since many have undertaken to set down an orderly account of the events that have been fulfilled among us, just as they were handed on to us by those who from the beginning were eyewitnesses and servants of the word, I too decided, after investigating everything carefully from the very first, to write an orderly account for you, most excellent Theophilus" (Luke 1:1-3).


    Answer by Cinnamon-mom at 7:02 PM on Sep. 20, 2009

  • was Luke not an apostle Eringobrough?

    Who were the apostles?

    Answer by Anonymous at 7:02 PM on Sep. 20, 2009

  • # Peter: Renamed by Jesus to Peter (meaning rock), his original name was Simon bar Jonah;[Mk. 3:16] was a fisherman from the Bethsaida "of Galilee"[Jn. 1:44], cf. Jn. 12:21. Also known as Simon bar Jochanan (Aram.), Cephas (Aram.), and Simon Peter.
    # Andrew: The brother of Simon/Peter, a Bethsaida fisherman, and a former disciple of John the Baptist.
    # James, son of Zebedee: The brother of John.
    # John: The brother of James. Jesus named both of them Bo-aner'ges, which means "sons of thunder'.'"[Mk. 3:17]
    # Philip: From the Bethsaida of Galilee[Jn. 1:44] [12:21]
    # Bartholomew, son of Talemai: It has been suggested that he is the same person as Nathanael, who is mentioned in Jn. 1:45-51.
    # Matthew: The tax collector. The similarity between Mt. 9:9-10, Mk. 2:14-15 and Lu. 5:27-29 may indicate that Matthew was also known as Levi.
    # Thomas: Also known as Judas Thomas Didymus - Aramaic T'oma' = twin, and Greek Didymous = twin.
    # Jam

    Answer by KristiS11384 at 7:03 PM on Sep. 20, 2009

  • You guys are confusing me. So Peter followed Paul around, did Luke follow Paul or did Paul follow Luke?

    Answer by Anonymous at 7:03 PM on Sep. 20, 2009