Friday, August 5, 2016
Real Names of the Disciples of Christ
The names of the Apostles are of Greek, Aramaic and Hebrew origins. The Hebrew, Aramaic and "Greek" named Apostles were:Shim'on = Simon (Hebrew origin). Y'hochanan = John (Hebrew origin). Mattithyahu = Matthew (Hebrew origin). Ya'aqov = James (Hebrew origin meaning Jacob). Bar-Tôlmay = Bartholomew (Aramaic, which is related to Hebrew). Judah = Jude / Saint Jude (not to be confused with Judas Iscariot, Hebrew origin). Yehuda = Judas Iscariot (Hebrew origin, Betrayed Yeshua/Yehosua the Messiah). Cephas / Kephas = Peter (Hebrew / Aramaic origin meaning "Rock"). Tau'ma = Thomas (Aramaic origin). Andrew = Andrew (Greek origin. Is the brother of Cephas / Kephas). Phillip = Phillip (Greek origin). You will note that there are only 11 names, that is because there were 2 Apostles named Ya'aqov (James), which brings the total to 12 apostles.