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An’drew (manly), one of the apostles of our Lord, John 1:40; Matt. 4:18, brother of Simon Peter. He was of Bethsaida, and had been a disciple of John the Baptist, leaving him to follow our Lord. By his means his brother Simon was brought to Jesus. John 1:41. His place among the apostles seems to have been fourth, next after the three Peter, James, and John, and in company with Philip. Mark 3:18; Acts 1:13. The traditions about him are various. He is said to have preached in Scythia, in Greece, in Asia Minor and Thrace, and to have been crucified at Patræ in Achaia.