Peter – A Biography


Early Years
Before Christ renamed him Kepha (Peter), his name was Simon, son of Jonah (or John). He ran a commercial fishing business in Bethsaida. Middle East commercial fishing boats in those days were relatively small. Usually 27 feet long or less with a crew of 5 to 16. Fishermen in the region of the Sea of Galilee fished with cast nets. Something still seen in modern times and involving a 20 foot circular net with weights attached to the periphery. Often, the fishermen would have to swim do to retrieve their nets and therefore fished naked. To this day, the Sea of Galilee is reknowned for its sardines. And at the height of fishing season, dozens of tons of sardines are caught nightly. Most likely, Peter was making a living catching sardines. Continue reading “Peter – A Biography”