Theoretically, the book should be called “Shimon and Saul”. The problem – most people wouldn’t know who those gentlemen were.
I need lots of research. To write about Peter and Paul, I have to get the feel of the man who influenced their lives. I touched on the subject of Yeshûa, the late form of Yehoshûa. Well, the name Yehoshûa is a rare Hebrew surname, but the etymological meaning gets to be more complex, though when uncovered, it throws a different light on the very principles of Christianity.
In Hebrew, Yeshûa (in Greek Jeshua) means “Jah is salvation”. Yah (or Jah), in turn, is a poetic form of Yehovah (or Jehovah), which as Yahweh represents the Hebrew YHWH (Yodh, He, Waw, He). This tetragrammaton is the expression of the male and female universal principles, and appears to be the equivalent of the Mosaic I AM THAT I AM.
Now the problems really begin.
So far, we have regressed from Yeshûa backwards to Moses. And, you will note that there is absolutely no mention of any god, with or without a capital G.
I am reminded of a Bergman movie “The Seventh Seal” wherein Max von Sydow makes this statement: “We carve an idol out of our fear and call it god”. We all know the story of the Golden Calf and the Ten Commandments.