The denial of Peter

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The various accounts of the denial of Peter "three times before cockrow" differ a little; but the setting is vivid. The courtyard of the palace of the high priest, at three o'clock in the morning, which was the time of the trumpet call for the Roman changing of the guard, ringing out through Jerusalem - called "cockrow". The fire in the brazier, as it was cold. Servants of the Sanhedrin and hanger on gossiping to pass the time, as the trial took place indoors, while Peter as an outsider, could not desert his master.
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