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A simple search on Blue Letter Biblebrought up158references to “Peter” and164references to “Paul.”

This can be adjusted with a little homework, but it seems clear to me that “Paul” is mentioned more by the Holy Spirit in the NT than Peter.

oh oh oh, the Paul is mentioned more than any Peter argument. Let me diffuse this now.

Paul vs Peter in Scripture

This is done via a SQL search.

First of all let’s us exclude those verses where the Author refers to himself by his name.

First Let us do a search on verses that contain all of Peter’s names. Those being:

Peter, Simon, Cephas, and Kephas.

I get 200 verses: Now Lets break it down:

Matthew = 30 verses ( 1 of these denotes Simon the Cyrenian )

Mark = 27 ( 1 of these denotes Simon the Cyrenian )

Luke = 31 ( 1 of these denotes Simon the Cyrenian )

John = 38

Acts = 62 ( 5 of these refer to another Simon )

1st Corinthians = 4

Galations = 6

1st and 2nd Peter = 2 ( will exclude these two from the total count )

Total verses using Peter in some form or another = 190 from 7 different books.

Now let us do a search on Paul and Saul:

I get 180 verses : Peter beats him out on this count by using the 190 count alone.

Acts = 151

Romans = 1 ( will exclude these from the total count )

1st Corithians = 7 ( will exclude these from the total count )

2nd Corithians = 2 ( will exclude these from the total count )

Galatians = 2 ( will exclude these from the total count )

Ephesians = 2 ( will exclude these from the total count )

Phillipians = 1 ( will exclude these from the total count )

Colossians = 3 ( will exclude these from the total count )

1 Thessalonians = 2 ( will exclude these from the total count )

2 Thessalonians = 2 ( will exclude these from the total count )

1 Timothy = 1 ( will exclude these from the total count )

2 Timothy = 1 ( will exclude these from the total count )

Titus = 1 ( will exclude these from the total count )

Philemon = 3 ( will exclude these from the total count )

2nd Peter = 1

So the numbers are

Peter = 190

Paul = 152

Paul is mentioned 152 times by an outsider in only two books and 151 of those are in the book of Acts written by Luke who was his disciple, and Luke only lists Pauls name to clarify who is talking and likewise for Peter in the same book.

Discounting the Book of Acts since it is primarily about Peter and Paul then the numbers are:

Peter = 128

Paul = 1