Biblical Composition - The Council of 12 Apostles - 19x25cm
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Icon approx. 19 cm x 25 cm (7.5 in x 9.8 in)
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- Peter: Renamed by Jesus, his original name was Simon; was a fisherman from the Bethsaida "of Galilee". Also known as Simon bar Jonah, Simon bar Jochanan (Aram.), Cephas (Aram.), and Simon Peter.
- Andrew: The brother of Simon/Peter, a Bethsaida fisherman, and a former disciple of John the Baptist.
- James: Son of Zebedee: The brother of John.
- John: The brother of James. Jesus named both of them Bo-aner'ges, which means "sons of thunder". (Mark 3:17)
- Philip: From the Bethsaida of Galilee.
- Bartholomew: son of Talemai: It has been suggested that he is the same person as Nathanael, who is mentioned in John 1:45-51.
- Matthew: The tax collector. The similarity between Matthew 9:9-10, Mark 2:14-15 and Luke 5:27-29 may indicate that Matthew was also known as Levi.
- Thomas: Also known as Judas Thomas Didymus (Greek Didymous = twin).
- James: son of Alphaeus: Generally identified with "James the Less", and also identified by Roman Catholics with "James the Just".
- Thaddeus: In some manuscripts of Matthew, the name "Lebbaeus" occurs in this place. Thaddeus is traditionally identified with Jude; see below.
- Simon the Zealot: Some have identified him with Simeon of Jerusalem.
- Judas Iscariot: The disciple who later betrayed Jesus. (Mark 3:19) The name Iscariot may refer to the Judaean towns of Kerioth or to the sicarii (Jewish nationalist insurrectionists), or to Issachar. Also referred to as "Judas, the son of Simon" (John 6:71 and John 13:26). He was replaced by Matthias as an apostle shortly after Jesus' resurrection.