[quote=BrianH]Look at the alternation between “Peter” and “Kephas”; whenever St. Paul refers to St. Peter’s position of leadership, it’s “Kephas” (Gal. 1:18, 2:9, 2:11, 2:14), yet when he refers to St. Peter’s position as a fellow Apostle, he uses the name “Peter” (Gal. 2:7-8). St. Paul’s meaning is strikingly clear.
That is not what I see. Help me to clarify please.
Gal 1:18 *Then after three years I went up to Jerusalem to see Peter, and abode with him fifteen days. *
Gal 2:9 *And when James, Cephas, and John, who seemed to be pillars, perceived the grace that was given unto me, they *
*Gal 2:11 But when Peter was come to Antioch, I withstood him to the face, because he was to be blamed. *
*Gal 2:14 But when I saw that they walked not uprightly according to the truth of the gospel, I said unto **Peter ** before [them] all, If thou, being a Jew, livest after the manner of Gentiles, and not as do the Jews, why compellest thou the Gentiles to live as do the Jews? *
I think making any distinction between Paul calling Peter “Peter” or “Cephas” is making much ado about nothing–it’s hair-splitting at it’s most inane, IMHO.