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Andrew (ăn'dru), manly. One of the apostles, the brother—whether older or younger is not known—of Simon Peter, with whom it would seem he lived. Mark 1:29. He was of Bethsaida, and became one of the disciples of John the Baptist, at whose word he followed Jesus, and afterwards brought his brother Simon. John 1:40-44. The order in which Andrew is named varies in different places; but generally he stands next after the three chiefs, and is associated with Philip. There are but a few scattered notices of him in the evangelic history. Mark 13:3; John 6:8-9; John 12:22. After the resurrection he is enumerated with the rest of the eleven (Acts 1:13); and then we hear no more of mm. Tradition has been busy with his later history; and he is said to have been crucified at Patræ in Achaia, on a cross formed like the letter X, which has hence been called "St. Andrew's Cross."

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Rice, Edwin Wilbur, DD. Entry for 'Andrew'. People's Dictionary of the Bible. 1893.

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