A Good Question--

What are the names of the 12 disciples? I get 13!


The gospel accounts sometimes use the disciples name, and sometimes use their surname (or appellation).

Below is a list of the 12 disciples, with their Name listed first, then their surname/appellate name:

  1. simon//peter or cephas
  2. James (the elder) // --none--
  3. John (the beloved disciple) // --none-- (although BOTH James and John we also called "sons of thunder" or "Boanerges")
  4. Andrew (brother of simon) // --none--
  5. Philip // --none--
  6. Nathanael // Bartholomew
  7. Thomas // Didymous
  8. Matthew // Levi
  9. James (the younger, the less) // --none--
  10. Jude // Thaddeus
  11. Simon // The Zealot
  12. Judas // Iscariot

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