Source identifications (“ID“) marked with an *asterisk are primarily illustrative, and signify that the entire document evidences a Petrine connection.
Generation = ‘Generation’ of the Source
0 Source witness may pre-date AD 70 (Peter’s contemporaries)
1 Oldest eyewitnesses of Peter’s contemporaries (to ca. AD 130/140 – NB Polycarp d. ca. 155)
2 Oldest eyewitnesses of the apostolic generation’s disciples (to ca. AD 190/200 – the death of Irenaeus)
3 The first generation after the last appeals to “living” memory (to ca. AD 250)
4 Later generations (selected sources only)
Slant = Approximate ideological orientation. This is for rough identification only and should be taken with considerable caution.
O ‘Catholic’ (or viewpoints later deemed compatible)
J Jewish / ‘Jewish Christian’ (where identifiable as such)
L1 = Location of active memory (or of its source). NB many identifications are tentative.
R Rome; Rome and Italy; Rome and Africa
S Greater Syria including Palestine; bordering Asia Minor
A Northern and Western Asia Minor, Greece
L2 = Major secondary location for addressees or reception. Same key as for L1 above.
Links= This column cross-references a selection of relevant passages in Simon Peter in Scripture and Memory and in The Remembered Peter (marked “RP”).