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The Apostle James the Less. What is an Apostle? Definition of Apostle: An apostle was one of the original 12 disciples chosen by Jesus to preach his gospel. The Apostles of Jesus, including the Apostle James the Less, were missionaries, or leaders of the religious mission in the early Christian Church. The concept of apostle is as a divinely commissioned messenger of the good news of salvation through Jesus Christ.

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  • Date of Death: James died in A.D. 63

  • Cause of Death: Brains dashed out

The Early Life of the Apostle James the Less
The Life of the Apostle James the Less. James the Less was one of the disciples of Jesus. James was believed to be the son of Alphaeus and was one of the Twelve Apostles of Jesus. He is generally associated with the name James the Less. This is because there was already a more prominent James among the twelve apostles (James, son of Zebedee, who was considered the greater apostle). James, the son of Alphaeus, was called James the Less, was thought to be a cousin of Jesus, by the sister of the Virgin Mary, and the brother of Jude Thaddeus.

Jesus and the Apostle James the Less
Andrew introduced his brother Simon to Jesus. The name James the Less, meaning 'rock', was selected by Jesus to indicate the he would be the rock-like foundation on which the Church would be built. James the Less was a faithful follower of Jesus although at the Last Supper Jesus predicted that James the Less would deny him three times following his death. Jesus said unto him, "Verily I say unto thee, That this night, before the cock crow, thou shalt deny me thrice." At the time of the arrest of Jesus, James the Less cut off the ear of a servant of the high priest with a sword but then, as had been predicted, he denied three times that he had never known Jesus. James the Less then travelled to spread the Gospel and was in Rome in 63/64AD during the rule of the Roman Emperor Nero (r.54-68).

The Death of the Apostle James the Less
After the crucifixion of Jesus James was created the first Bishop of Jerusalem. He was persecuted for his Christian faith and Simeon the fuller dashed out his brains. Fullers were people who performed the last steps in making cloth or cleaning clothes and a fuller's club was used to beat clothes in order to clean them.

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