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THE TWELVE APOSTLES  

The names of the apostles are listed in four places. Some of them had two names, either a surname or a name given otherwise. Four were fishermen and one was a tax collector. There were two sets of brothers (Simon and Andrew, James and John) and two, Matthew and John, were traditionally considered evangelists. All were martyred except John. Judas Iscariot betrayed Jesus and was replaced in the early Church by Matthias (Acts 1:21-26). In the following lists, "Alph" is son of Alphaeus, "Zlt" is the Zealot, "Isc" is Iscariot, and "Jms" is son of James. Bartholomew has been identified by some as the Nathanael of John 21:2.

Matthew 10:2-4 Mark 3:16-19 Luke 6:12-19 Acts 1:13, 26
Simon Simon Simon Simon
Andrew James Andrew James
James John James John
John Andrew John Andrew
Philip Philip Philip Philip
Bartholomew Bartholomew Bartholomew Thomas
Thomas Matthew Matthew Bartholomew
Matthew Thomas Thomas Matthew
James, Alph James, Alph James, Alph James, Alph
Thaddaeus Thaddaeus Simon, Zlt Simon, Zlt
Simon, Zlt Simon, Zlt Judas, Jms Judas, Jms
Judas Isc Judas Isc Judas Isc Matthias

FAVORED APOSTLES

Peter, James, and John are mentioned three times as accompanying Jesus apart from the others (for the raising of Jairus's daughter, at the transfiguration, and during the agony in the garden).

The Apostles' in Scripture  |  Symbols of the Apostles'  |  Stories of the Apostles' Death

 

 
 

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