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a dove; he that oppresses; destroyer ( --> same as Jonah)

Jonas [EBD]

(1.) Greek form of Jonah (Matt. 12:39, 40, 41, etc.).

(2.) The father of the apostles Peter (John 21:15-17) and Andrew; but the reading should be (also in 1:42), as in the Revised Version, "John," instead of Jonas.

Jonas [NAVE]

1. See: Jonah.
2. Father of Peter, John 21:15-17.
Called Jona, John 1:42.


(a dove).
  1. The prophet Jonah. (Matthew 12:39,40,41; 16:4)
  2. Father of Peter. (John 21:15-17) [JONA]


JONAS (1) - jo'-nas (Ionas; the King James Version, Jonan):

(1) Son of Eliasib (1 Esdras 9:1).

(2) Corresponds in 1 Esdras 9:23 to "Eliezer" in Ezr 10:23.

(3) The prophet Jonah (2 Esdras 1:39; Tobit 14:4,8).


JONAS (2) - jo'-nas (yonah, or yochanan; Iona):

(1) The name given in Mt 12:39-41; 16:4; Lk 11:29-32 the King James Version to the Old Testament prophet Jonah (the Revised Version (British and American) renders "Jonah").


(2) (Ioanes): The name given in Jn 21:15,16 the King James Version to the father of the apostle Simon Peter. Nothing further is known of him, except the different forms of his name. In Jn 1:42 the King James Version he is called Jona (compare also Mt 16:17 the King James Version). In Jn 1:42; 21:15,16 the Revised Version (British and American) he is called John, with the marginal note "Gr Joanes." In Mt 16:17 the Revised Version (British and American) Simon Peter is called Simon Bar-Jonah.

Jonas may be a contraction for Joanes (Keim). It has also been suggested that the father of Simon may have had a double name, Jona-Johannes (compare F. H. Chase in HDB, article "John, father of Simon Peter").

C. M. Kerr

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