The 12 Disciples
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The Disciple Peter (Simon Peter)
The Disciple Peter (AKA Simon Peter) was the son of Zebedee and Salome and the brother of James, another of the Twelve Disciples. Simon was called "Rock" (Peter) by Jesus. Peter was the leader of the Disciples, after Jesus' ascension. Peter was a married fisherman who worked with his brother Andrew in Capernaum, fishing in the Sea of Galilee.
The Disciple Andrew
The Disciple Andrew was Simon Peter's brother. Before Andrew met Jesus, he had been a disciple of John the Baptist and he introduced Peter to Jesus.
The Disciple James
The Disciple James was the son of Zebedee and the older brother of John the Disciple. James was a fisherman
James and John were called "Sons of Thunder" by Jesus.
The Disciple John
The Disciple John along with Andrew had been disciples of John the Baptist. James and John were called "Sons of Thunder" by Jesus. John was the "beloved disciple" who sat next to Jesus during the Last Supper.
The Disciple Philip
The Disciple Philip became the sixth disciple of Jesus and introduced Bartholomew to Jesus. Philip went to Samaria where he preached and performed miracles.
The Disciple Bartholomew
The Disciple Bartholomew (also known as Nathaniel) and is believed to have preached the gospel in Armenia, India, Mesopotania, Persia and Phrygia.
The Disciple Thomas
The Disciple Thomas (also known as Didymus) from where the term 'Doubting Thomas' is derived because he did not believe in the resurrection and that Jesus had appeared to the other disciples.
The Disciple Matthew
The Disciple Matthew was formerly a tax collector at Capernaum. Matthew wrote the first book of the New Testament.
The Disciple James (the son of Alphaeus)
The Disciple James the Less (the son of Alphaeus) was also called "James the Less" and "James the Younger" who wrote the epistle of James.
The Disciple Jude Thaddaeus (also known as Judas, or Jude, the brother of James)
The Disciple Jude Thaddaeus (also known as Judas the brother of James).
The Disciple Simon
The Disciple Simon was called "the Zealot" was given the authority to cast out unclean spirits and to heal the sick.
The Disciple Judas Iscariot
The Disciple Judas Iscariot was called "the Twin". Judas betrayed Jesus for 30 pieces of silver. During the Last Supper, Jesus foretold of the betrayal by Judas. He betrayed Jesus in the Garden of Gethsemane.
The Disciple Matthias
The Disciple Matthias was chosen to become the 12th Disciple after the death of Judas Iscariot.
The 12 Disciples
The 12 Disciples are detailed in the New Testament of the Holy Bible in the four Gospels - Matthew, Mark, Luke, John, the Acts of the Disciples and the Epistles. Read about the 12 Disciples. Use this useful information to help in an online Bible Study Course.