posted on Feb, 9 2013 @ 04:29 PM
Something else that connects Paul and Peter, in my opinion:
Before his conversion, Paul, then known as Saul, was a "zealous" Pharisee who "intensely persecuted" the followers of Jesus. Some scholars argue
that Paul was a member of the "Zealot" party.
So Paul was possibly a part of the "Zealot" party. There was another man who was considered a "zealot" and his name was Simon (the Zealot). He was one
of the twelve apostles yet we know next to nothing about him other than his name.
Simon was Peter's original name, fitting that there was another Simon among the twelve who was called "the zealot". What was his zeal based on? We
know nothing about him. Maybe he was really Paul/Peter the zealot?
There is a person named Judas the Zealot
who is identified with Simon the Zealot. Whether
that means they are identified as the same person or not, I don't know. But what I do know is that Judas Iscariot's fathers name was Simon Iscariot.
Could Simon/Judas the zealot(s) be the same people as Simon/Judas Iscariot? Possibly.
My main point is that there is evidence that supports Paul and Peter being the same person and Peter being the one who betrayed Jesus, not Judas. You
just have to hunker down with an open mind and "seek" it to find it.
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ETA: Another interesting fact. Simon the Zealot is thought to have been cut in half by a saw, which is why he is usually represented with a saw in his
hand. I think this could be a hint toward Simon (Peter) being split into two people, a.k.a. Paul and Peter.
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