One original apostle replaced


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The names of the apostles of Jesus Christ are stated in Matthew 10:2-4, Mark 3:16-19, Luke 6:13-16, and Acts 1:13.  The lists are similar for eleven of the apostles:  Simon Peter, Andrew, James and John who are sons of Zebedee and surnamed Boanerges, Philip, Bartholomew, Thomas, Matthew the publican, James who is the son of Alphaeus, Simon the Canaanites also called Zelotes, and Judas Iscariot. 

Name of Apostle


Mark Luke


Simon surnamed Peter Y Y Y Y
Andrew, brother of Simon Y Y Y Y
James, son of Zebedee, surnamed Boanerges Y Y Y Y
John, son of Zebedee, surnamed Boanerges Y Y Y Y
Philip Y Y Y Y
Bartholomew Y Y Y Y
Thomas Y Y Y Y
Matthew the publican Y Y Y Y
James, son of Alphaeus Y Y Y Y
Lebbaeus, surnamed Thaddaeus Y Y N N
Simon the Canaanite, also called Zelotes Y Y Y Y
Judas Iscariot Y Y Y N
Judas the brother of James N N Y Y


Lebbaeus, surnamed Thaddaeus, was in Matthew and Mark but not in Luke and Acts.  Instead, Judas the brother of James seemed to have replaced him unless he and Lebbaeus are one and the same person.  It was unlikely though that the name of Lebbaeus would be changed drastically.  In John 14:22, at the Passover meal, Judas, not Iscariot, was mentioned.  The Passover meal or the Last Supper was conducted with Jesus and His circle of apostles and disciples present just before He was arrested and crucified.  Judas the brother of James was present as John recorded. 

The apostles were chosen early in the ministry of Jesus.  After more than three years, ten stuck to Jesus and were present in the house in Jerusalem after Jesus ascended to Heaven.  Lebbaeus might have been one of the original twelve but was not mentioned anymore in Acts.  In his place was Judas the brother of James.  Judas Iscariot who betrayed Jesus was replaced by Matthias (Acts 1:26).

File:  049-apostles.htm                                                  First uploaded:  2010-01-03    
URL:              Last updated:  2010-01-03        Rev. No. 0

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