The Definition of the word Andrew
Manliness, a Greek name; one of the apostles of our Lord. He was "of Bethsaida in Galilee (John 1:44), and was the brother of" Simon Peter (Matt. 4:18; 10:2). On one occasion John the "Baptist, whose disciple he then was, pointing to Jesus, said," "Behold the Lamb of God (John 1:40); and Andrew, hearing him," "immediately became a follower of Jesus, the first of his" disciples. After he had been led to recognize Jesus as the "Messiah, his first care was to bring also his brother Simon to" Jesus. The two brothers seem to have after this pursued for a "while their usual calling as fishermen, and did not become the" stated attendants of the Lord till after John's imprisonment "(Matt. 4:18, 19; Mark 1:16, 17). Very little is related of" Andrew. He was one of the confidential disciples (John 6:8; "12:22), and with Peter, James, and John inquired of our Lord" privately regarding his future coming (Mark 13:3). He was "present at the feeding of the five thousand (John 6:9), and he" introduced the Greeks who desired to see Jesus (John 12:22); but of his subsequent history little is known. It is noteworthy that "Andrew thrice brings others to Christ, (1) Peter; (2) the lad" with the loaves; and (3) certain Greeks. These incidents may be regarded as a key to his character.