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Jesus was then dwelling with His Apostles in the vicinity of Caesarea Philippi, engaged on His work of salvation.As Christ's coming agreed so little in power and glory with the expectations of the Messias, many different views concerning Him were current.And Jesus answering said to him: "Blessed art thou, Simon Bar-Jona: because flesh and blood hath not revealed it to thee, but my Father who is in heaven.And I say to thee: That thou art Peter [Kipha, a rock], and upon this rock [Kipha] I will build my church [ekklesian], and the gates of hell shall not prevail against it.Jesus said to them: "But whom do you say that I am?" Simon said: "Thou art Christ, the Son of the living God".
This meaning becomes so much the clearer when we remember that the words "bind" and "loose" are not metaphorical, but Jewish juridical terms.
The Apostle Andrew was his brother, and the Apostle Philip came from the same town. Simon was thus married, and, according to Clement of Alexandria (Stromata, III, vi, ed. The same writer relates the tradition that Peter's wife suffered martyrdom (ibid., VII, xi ed. Concerning these facts, adopted by Eusebius ( III.31) from Clement, the ancient Christian literature which has come down to us is silent.