What was Peter's occupation?


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What did Peter do?

► Peter was a "native fisherman" of Bethsaida (Mt. 4:18; Jn. 1:44); 

► Peter, one of the 12 Disciples of Jesus Christ(1Pe. 1:1; Mt. 10:2); he became one of the Apostles. He was mentioned first in all four lists of the apostles (Mt. 10:2; Mk. 3:16; Lk. 6:14; Acts 1:13).

► He was called Simon and Cephas (Jn. 1:42); Peter is always addressed as "Simon" except in Lk. 22:34.

► The history of Peter can be found in the following passages (Mt. 4:18; 8:14; 10:2; 14:28; 15:15; 16:16-23; 17:1,24; 18:21; 19:27; 26:33-75 Jn. 13:6-37; 18:10-27; 20:2-6; 21:2-21 Acts 1:13-15; 2:14-38; 3:1-12; 4:8-19; 5:3-29; 8:14-20; 9:32-40; 10:5-46; 11:2-13; 12:3-18; 15:7; Gal. 1:18-2:14). 

► Peter was a married man (Mt. 8:14 1Cor. 9:5). 

► He had no headship over the entire church. 

► He ministered primarily to Jews (Gal. 2:7) and was not even the head of the Jewish section of the church, much less that of the Gentiles (Acts 15; 2Cor. 11:28; Gal. 2:6-21). 

► Peter was only one elder among many others (1Pet. 5). 

► There is not the slightest proof that he ever visited Rome. Paul, in no epistle to Rome and in none written from Rome, ever mentions him as being a resident bishop there. 

► Instead of going west we find Peter going east and writing an epistle from Babylon. 

► We know nothing of his death other than what is given in Jn. 21:18-19. 

► He wrote 2 books, 1 and 2 Peter.

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