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The 1901 Jewish Encyclopedia


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1. Commonly known as Saint Andrew one of the twelve apostles of Jesus brother of Simon Peter. Both Andrew and Peter were fishermen and natives of Bethsaida, on the Lake of Gennesareth ( John 1:44 ). According to the Gospel of John, Andrew was a disciple of John the Baptist and was present at the baptism of Jesus. He and Peter were the first to be summoned as apostles in the well-known expression, "Follow me, and I will make you fishers of men" (Matthew 4:18-19 ). Andrew appears to have been in the inner circle of the disciples (Mark 13:3 John 6:8 , 12:22). Christian tradition represents him to have been martyred at Patræ in Greece and his arm was alleged to have been brought as a relic to Scotland by St. Regulus. It is owing to this fact that Andrew has become the patron saint of Scotland, and that the British flag contains a representation of the saltire cross, on which he is reported to have been crucified. 2. A Jew of Crete who revolted against Rome in the time of Trajan ("Dio Cassius," 68:32).


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Singer, Isidore, Ph.D, Projector and Managing Editor. Entry for 'Andrew'. 1901 The Jewish Encyclopedia. 1901.

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