Twelve Disciples of Jesus. Original names in bold. Wednesday 18th January 2017

  • Simon Peter or Petros (Greek means Rock ) or Cephas (son of Jonas) Shi’mon known as Kefa  Crucified upside down ( Kefa means Rock in Aramaic.)
  • Andrew (Peter’s brother) Andreas (Greek name) Grecian Jew or Grecian Gentile Crucified
  • James (son of Zebedee) Ya’akov Ben Zavdai Beheaded
  • John (James’ brother) Yochanan Ben Zavdai Exiled for his faith, then died of old age
  • Philip Filippos (Greek name) Grecian Jew or Grecian Gentile Crucified
  • Bartholomew or Nathanael Bar Talmai (son of Ptolemy) Beaten then crucified
  • Thomas (called Didymus) Tau’ma Speared to death
  • Matthew (Tax Collector) Mattityahu or Levi Speared to death
  • James (son of Alphaeus) Ya’akov Stoned to death
  • Thaddeus (also known as Judas) Son of James and Lebbaeus Theudas Yehuda Stoned to death
  • Simon the Canaanite / Simon the Zealot Shi’mon Crucified
  • Judas Iscariot (son of Simon) Yehuda Suicide
  • Matthias Stoned to death