12 Apostles

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  1. A disciple of John the Baptist before he joined with Jesus (John 1:35-40). His brother is Simon Peter, whom he brought to Jesus. They were both fishermen. Jesus met them on the Sea of Galilee (Mark 1:16-18).
  2. praised by Jesus as being a Jew without guile (John 1:47). Though he was cautious in accepting Jesus as the Christ, it took little time to convince him that Jesus was the Son of God (John 1:49). Tradition says that he was a missionary in Armenia and India.
  3. one of the two sons of Zebedee. Also known as the sons of thunder. Peter, James and John made up the three closest friends of Jesus. While James seems to be a prominent figure in the personal life of Jesus, we know little about him. When he is mentioned in the Bible, he is always mentioned along with his brother John. He was beheaded by Herod (Acts 12:1, 2).
    James the Elder/the Great
  4. The son of Alphaeus (Mark 3:18). He lived in Galilee and was the brother to the Apostle Jude. Matthew the tax collector may have been their brother. This is the James who probably wrote the Epistle of James (though that is disputed).
    James the Less
  5. brother of James the Elder and son of Zebedee. He was known as the beloved disciple.
    John the Beloved
  6. The treasurer among Jesus and His disciples. From Judea rather than Galilee
    Judas Iscariot
  7. The brother of James the Younger
  8. Unlike the other disciples who were fishermen, he was a tax collector, also known as a publican. He is sometimes called Levi in the Bible
  9. The brother to Andrew. He was the most outspoken of the disciples. Along with the brothers James and John, he made up the third of the inner circle of Jesus’ closest disciples.
  10. Like the other disciples (except Matthew), he was a fisherman. He was from the city of Bethsaida. Camped out in the desert once to convert an Ethiop to Christ.
  11. He was a Caananite (Mark 3:18). Though we don’t know much about him we know that the Zealots were a fanatical Jewish nationalist group. They hated Roman rule and were devoted to Jewish law.
    Simon the Zealot
  12. Sometimes called Didymus, he would not believe that Christ had risen unless he could place his fingers in the nail prints of Jesus’ hands and side.
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12 Apostles
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