Sunday, December 15, 2013

Jesus' Apostles - James son of Alphaeus, Simon the Zealot, Jude Thaddaeus

We've learned about 8 of the twelve apostles so far:
Fishermen Andrew and Simon Peter
Fishermen James and John who were brothers and sons of Zebedee.
Philip and Bartholomew who were from the same town as the others.
Matthew the tax collector.
Thomas who is sometimes called doubting Thomas.

Some of the apostles were named the same as others, so they aren't just listed by their first name.

There were two apostles named James.
We already learned about James son of Zebedee, there was also James son of Alphaeus.
james son of alphaeus
(from: wikipedia - james, son of alphaeus)

We already learned about Simon Peter, and there is also the apostle Simon the Zealot.
simon the zealot
(from: wikipedia - simon the zealot)

Sometimes people had different names or nicknames too. The apostle Thaddaeus is also called Jude.
jude thaddaeus
(from: wikipedia - jude the apostle)

Kid Facts - Blast from the past: Apostle's Creed - Part 2