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TWELVE DISCIPLES OF JESUS

12 Disciples of Jesus Christ - Chart & Video

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Twelve Disciples of Jesus Christ Chart & Video - 12 Disciples Names List - Bible Facts, Scriptures, & Information. Video on how the Disciples were Martyrs for Christ.

12 Disciples of Jesus - Names List

 Bible Facts, Scriptures, & Information

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A Video showing how the Disciples / Apostles of Jesus Christ were Martyred for Christ

The Four Gospels (Matthew, Mark, Luke, John) give different variations of the Names of the Twelve Disciples which are found here in: Mark 3:13-19, Matt 10:1-4, Luke 6:12-16. The Gospel of John does NOT give a List of the Names like the other Gospels do. Below is a List (Quick Links too) & Chart of the Names of the Twelve Disciples of Jesus Christ, with summed up: Bible Facts, Scriptures, & Information about them. There were actually 13 Disciples— as one of the Disciples, named Judas, betrayed Jesus & committed Suicide by hanging himself. He was replaced by Matthias Acts 1:21-26.

12 DISCIPLES - LIST & LINKS:

  1. SIMON PETER
  2. ANDREW
  3. JOHN
  4. JAMES THE GREATER
  5. JAMES THE LESS
  6. MATTHEW
  7. PHILIP
  8. BARTHOLOMEW
  9. THOMAS
  10. THADDAEUS
  11. SIMON THE ZEALOT
  12. JUDAS ISCARIOT (BETRAYED JESUS)
  13. MATTHIAS (REPLACED JUDAS ISCARIOT)

 

SIMON PETER

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Simon Peter - is the Son of John
A.K.A. Peter or Cephas meaning "Rock" (Brother of Andrew)
Occupation Characteristics Major Life Events What Jesus Said
Fisherman Impulsive; later - bold in preaching about Jesus One of Three in core group of Disciples (Peter, James, and John); recognized Jesus as the Messiah; disowned Christ and repented; preached Pentecost sermon; a leader of the Jerusalem church; baptized Gentiles; wrote 1 and 2 Peter. Named him Peter & Cephas, which in Aramaic & Hebrew means "Rock" (John 1:42). Jesus called him "Satan" when he urged Jesus to reject the Cross; said he would become a Fisher of Men; he received revelation from God; he would disown Jesus; he would later be Crucified.
Key Lesson Death Verses  
Christians falter at times, but when they return to Jesus, he forgives them and strengthens their faith. He was reportedly Crucified, upside down, during the reign of Emperor Nero.

Matt 4:18-20
Mark 8:29-33
Luke 22:31-34
John 21:15-19
Acts 2:14-41
Acts 10:1-11:18

 


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ANDREW

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Andrew is - Peter's Brother
Occupation Characteristics Major Life Events What Jesus Said
Fisherman Eager to bring others to Jesus Accepted John the Baptist's testimony about Jesus; told Peter about Jesus; he and Philip told Jesus that Greeks wanted to see him. Said he would become a Fisher of men.
Key Lesson Death Verses  
Christians are to tell other people about Jesus. The Apostle was Crucified on an X-shaped Cross, the two ends of which were in the ground.

Matt 4:18-20
John 1:35-42;6:8,9
John 12:20-22

 


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JOHN

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John - Son of Zebedee; James the Greaters Brother; "the Disciple whom Jesus loved" "Sons of Thunder" (James & John)
Occupation Characteristics Major Life Events What Jesus Said
Fisherman Ambitious, Judgmental, later - very loving Third disciple in core group; asked Jesus for a place of honor in his kingdom; wanted to call down fire on a Samaritan village; a leader of the Jerusalem church; wrote the Gospel of John and 1, 2, 3 John and Revelation. Called James and John "Sons of Thunder"; said he would be a Fisher of men; would drink the cup Jesus drank; would take care of Jesus' Mother after Jesus' death.
Key Lesson Death Verses  
The transforming power of the love of Christ is available to all. He Died of Old Age.

Mark 1:19
Mark 10:35-40
Luke 9:52-56
John 19:26, 27
John 21:20-24

 


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JAMES THE GREATER

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James the Greater - is Son of Zebedee James the Greater; he & his younger
Brother John were called the"Sons of Thunder"(James & John)
Occupation Characteristics Major Life Events What Jesus Said
Fisherman Ambitious, short-tempered judgmental, deeply committed to Jesus. He did NOT write the Book of James. Jesus' half- brother James did; and that James was NOT a Disciple. Also in core group; he and his Brother John asked Jesus for places of honor in his Kingdom; wanted to call fire down to destroy a Samaritan village; first disciple to be martyred. Called James & John "Sons of Thunder"; said he would be a Fisher of men; would drink the cup Jesus drank.
Key Lesson Death Verses  
Christians must be willing to die for Jesus. James was killed by the sword by King Herod Agrippa (Acts 12:1-2).

Mark 3:17
Mark 10:35-40
Luke 9:52-56
Acts 12:1-2

 


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JAMES THE LESS

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James the Less is - Son of Alphaeus; James the Less or James the Younger his Mother was called "the other Mary". Some think that Matthew & he were Brothers because they were both the Sons of Alphaeus, but never called brothers.

Occupation Characteristics Major Life Events What Jesus Said
Unknown

Unknown.

He did NOT write the Book of James, but Jesus' half-Brother James did— and that other James was NOT one of the 12 Disciples.

Became one of Jesus' Disciples Unknown
Key Lesson Death Verses  
Unknown Was Stoned & Clubbed to Death in Jerusalem.

Matt 10:3
Mark 3:18
Luke 6:15

 


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MATTHEW

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Matthew is - Son of Alphaeus is also called Levi; Some think that Matthew & James the Less were brothers because they were both the Sons of Alphaeus, but never called brothers.
Occupation Characteristics Major Life Events What Jesus Said
Tax Collector Despised outcast because of his dishonest career Abandoned his corrupt (and financially profitable) way of life to follow Jesus; invited Jesus to a party with his notorious friends; wrote the Gospel of Matthew. Called him to be a Disciple.
Key Lesson Death Verses  
Christianity is not for people who think they're already good; it is for people who know they've failed and want help. He was killed with a halberd (a pike fitted with an ax head) in Nadabah.

Matt 9:9-13
Mark 2:15-17
Luke 5:27-32

 


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PHILIP

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Philip was Tested by Jesus (John 6:5-6). There are Two Different Philips in the Bible. There is also Philip the Evangelist, who was 1 of 7 Believers appointed by the Apostles to care for the Widows & Needy (Acts 6:1-6). Philip the Evangelist Preached & did Miracles (Acts 8:4-6), and he shared the Scriptures with the Ethiopian in Gaza (great authority) & led him to Christ (Acts 8:26-39). He led Simon the Magician to the Lord (Acts 8:9-13).

Occupation Characteristics Major Life Events What Jesus Said
Fisherman Questioning attitude Told Nathanael about Jesus; wondered how Jesus could feed 5,000; asked Jesus to show his followers God the Father; he and Andrew told Jesus that Greeks wanted to see him. Asked if Philip realized that to know and see him was to know and to see the Father.
Key Lesson Death Verses  
God uses our questions to teach us. He reportedly suffered Martyrdom at Heliopolis, in Phrygia. He was severely flogged, imprisoned, and later Crucified. This is NOT the Philip mentioned in the Book of Acts

Matt 10:3
John 1:43-46;6:2-7
John 12:20-22
John 14:8-11

 


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BARTHOLOMEW

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Bartholomew is also known as Nathanael
Occupation Characteristics Major Life Events What Jesus Said
Unknown Honesty & Straight forwardness Initially rejected Jesus because Jesus was from Nazareth but acknowledged him as the "Son of God" and "King of Israel" when they met. Called him "a true Israelite" and a man "in whom there is nothing False."
Key Lesson Death Verses  
Jesus respects honesty in people - even if they challenge him because of it. He was Tortured & Crucified in India.

Mark 3:18
John 1:45-51
John 21:1-13

 


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THOMAS

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Thomas is known as The Twin; Didymus
Occupation Characteristics Major Life Events What Jesus Said
Unknown Courage & Doubt

Suggested the Disciples go with Jesus to Bethany —

even if it meant death; asked Jesus about where he was going; refused to believe Jesus was risen until he could see Jesus alive and touch his wounds.

Said Thomas believed because he actually saw Jesus after the resurrection.
Key Lesson Death Verses  
Even when Christians experience serious doubts, Jesus reaches out to them to restore their faith. He was reportedly killed with a Spear in India.

Matt 10:3
John 14:5; 20:24-29
John 21:1-13

 


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THADDAEUS

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Thaddaeus - the Son of James (a.k.a. Judas) - he was the "good Judas"
Occupation Characteristics Major Life Events What Jesus Said
Unknown Unknown Asked Jesus why he would reveal himself to his followers and not to the world. Unknown
Key Lesson Death Verses  
Christians follow Jesus because they believe in him; they do not always understand the details of God's plan. He was Crucified at Edessa.

Matt 10:3
Mark 3:18
John 14:22

 


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SIMON THE ZEALOT

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The name Simon means "Hearkening" "Listening" "God has heard."
His name Simon the Zealot helps us to differentiate between Simon Peter & himself.

Occupation Characteristics Major Life Events What Jesus Said
Unknown Fierce patriotism Became a Disciple of Jesus Unknown
Key Lesson Death Verses  
If we are willing to give up our plans for the future, we can participate in Jesus' plans. He was believed to have been Crucified in what is today called Britain.

Matt 10:4
Mark 3:18
Luke 6:15
Acts 1:13

 


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JUDAS ISCARIOT

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Judas also known as the Betrayer
Occupation Characteristics Major Life Events What Jesus Said
Unknown Treacherous & Greedy Became one of Jesus' Disciples; betrayed Jesus; killed himself. Called him "a devil"; said Judas would betray Jesus.
Key Lesson Death Verses  
It is not enough to be familiar with Jesus' teachings. Jesus' true followers Love & Obey Him. He later committed Suicide by Hanging himself.

Matt 26:20-25
Luke 22:47-48
John 12:4-8

 


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MATTHIAS

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Matthias was chosen to become the 12th Apostle after Judas Iscariot had committed suicide.
Psalms 109:8 "Let his (Judas) years be Few (a Few years with Jesus), let someone else take his position."
Matthias fulfilled this Prophecy. He was chosen to Replace Judas as one of the 12 Disciples in Acts 1:21-26.

Occupation Characteristics Major Life Events What Jesus Said
Unknown He was one of 2 men nominated (Joseph Justus—aka Barsabbas was too) to take Judas' place. The Assembly of 120 Prayed to God to make the right choice. They "cast lots" and Matthias was chosen. He was chosen to replace Judas after Peter had recited Scripture (Acts 1:15-26) from some of King David's Prophecies showing their need to replace Judas. Ps 69:25; Ps 109:8. Matthias means "Gift of God." Unknown
Key Lesson Death Verses  
Unknown He was Stoned, then Beheaded at Jerusalem. Acts 1:21-26  

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