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Dear Gramps,

I have two questions regarding different men in the New Testament. First, we don’t hear much about Joseph, Mary’s husband. Other members of Jesus family are mentioned but not Joseph. Was Joseph present when Jesus was crucified.

Also, I love the writing of Paul but Peter was the Chief Apostle and having lived with the Savior must have had wonderful experiences besides the ones mentioned in Acts. Could you tell me why we don’t find the writings of Peter.

Thank you,

Sister C. Winters

Dear Carol,

The only eye witness accounts we have of the Savior’s life are the four gospels. Any information about such subjects as your first question would be only speculation.

Can you imagine how valuable the discovery of a book written by Peter would be? If there were any more extant than we find in the Holy Scriptures, they would immediately become part of that sacred record. I guess the reason we don’t find the writings of Peter is either because he didn’t write any more, (unlikely) or because they are lost to mankind.

Gramps

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