The original twelve disciples/apostles are listed in Matthew 10:2–4, “These are the names of the twelve apostles: first, Simon (who is called Peter) and his brother Andrew; James son of Zebedee, and his brother John; Philip and Bartholomew; Thomas and Matthew the tax collector; James son of Alphaeus, and Thaddaeus; Simon the Zealot and Judas Iscariot, who betrayed Him.”
How many disciples did Jesus Christ have? And what are their names. It is common knowledge that Jesus Christ had 12 disciples or apostles. The names of the 12 disciples of Jesus are: Simon Peter; Andre (Andre was Peter’s brother) James ( James was the son of Zebedee) John ( Also a son of Zebedee and the brother of James) Philip; Bartholomew ...
There is our birth name, our common name, and our nickname. We find that happening in Scriptures. One of Jesus's apostles was named Simon, but Jesus gives him the nickname Peter (stone), but Peter in Aramaic is Cephas. Hence, one apostle is called by three different names in the New Testament. The original twelve apostles were:
Bible Summary. The names of the twelve disciples of Jesus Christ are listed in four places in the Bible (Matthew 10:2-4, Mark 3:16-19, Luke 6:12-19, Acts 1:13).For the most part, the names are the same with minor differences due to various uses of first or family names as well as the use of nicknames at various times.
In all four lists the names of Peter and Andrew, James and John form the first group, a prominent and chosen group; especially Peter, James, and John. These three Apostles alone were admitted to be present at the miracle of the raising of Jairus's daughter, at the Transfiguration, and the Agony in Gethsemani.
Scripture tells us that in the heavenly New Jerusalem "The wall of the city had twelve courses of stones as its foundation, on which were inscribed the twelve names of the twelve apostles of the Lamb [that is, Christ]." (Rv. 21:14)
Let us also remember that God promises one day all things will come to pass, all prophecies will be fulfilled and all mysteries will be revealed. One day there will be 12 names of apostles and we will know who the 12th one is. One day God’s plan of restoration will be completely fulfilled. One day all things will be made new…
In my Biblical Hebrew eZine (see the archives) I provided a detailed analysis of each of the Hebrew names of the twelve apostles, but here is a summary of each from the eZine. Peter Peter’s original name, according to the Greek text is Simon son o...
The 12 apostles, or disciples, came from a variety of backgrounds and professions. Some disciples had humble professions such as fishermen while others had less respected professions such as tax collectors and theives.
St. Peter A Galilean fisherman, the chief Shepherd of Christ's flock, was chosen by Him to be the Prince of the Apostles, and the Rock upon which He was to build His indestructible Church. Symbol: crossed keys, silver and gold keys signify Saint Peter's divinely-given power of binding and ...