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Cleophas

Cleophas

Cleophas, in the New Testament, husband of one of the Marys who stood at the foot of the Cross. This is apparently Mary the mother of St. James the Less, but the father of James the Less is Alphaeus. An explanation is that Cleophas is the Aramaic form and Alphaeus the Greek form of the same name. Some identify Cleopas with Cleophas.
The name "Cleophas" is used in English translations of the New Testament to render the two different names appearing in the Greek text:

The bearers of these names have traditionally been identified with each other, resulting the translation under a single name.

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