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IN BRIEF

PASSAGE

Matthew 26:31–35; 69–75; Mark 14:27–31; 66–72; Luke 22:31–34, 54–65; and John 13:38, 18:25–27

THEME

Peter denies Christ

SETTING

c.29 CE Jerusalem, the courtyard of the High Priest right before the crucifixion of Jesus.

KEY FIGURES

Jesus The Messiah and Son of God, in His final days before His crucifixion.

Peter Also called Simon Peter, one of Jesus’s inner circle and seemingly the leader of the disciples. Despite this, he still fears the officials.

Predicted by the prophets of the Old Testament, the disciples’ abandonment of Jesus in the period leading up to the crucifixion has long been a conflicting issue for many readers ...

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