Bible Questions and Answers

 
     
 
Bible Question:In the book of Luke, when it is talking about the apostles, it mentions that Judas is the son of James. Was this Judas also a disciple? Also why did Judas iscariot have two names and all the other disciples are called by one name?

Bible Answer: Jesus had two disciples by the name of Judas. We know very little about one of them - Judas, the son of James who was a son of Zebedee. The other Judas was Judas Iscariot who betrayed Jesus.

List of Disciples In Mark List of Disciples In Luke
Mark 3:16-19 Luke 6:12-16
Simon
James, son of Zebedee
John, brother of James
Andrew
Philip
Batholomew
Matthew
Thomas
James, son of Alphaeus
Thaddeus
Simon, the Zealot
Judas Iscariot
Simon
Andrew, brother of James
James
John
Philip
Batholomew
Matthew
Thomas
James, son of Alphaeus
Simon, the Zealot
Judas, the son of James
Judas Iscariot

The first Judas, son of James, was also called Thaddeus in the book of Mark. it was common for the disciples to have multiple names. For example, Simon was also called Peter (Mark 3:16; Luke 6:12). The apostles John and James were also called "sons of Thunder" (Mark 3:17). Thomas was also known as Didymus (John 20:24).

Conclusion: As a young boy I had two names: my real name and a nick name. Multiple names are common. Jesus had multiple names. He was called the Son of God, the Lord, Jesus, Jesus Christ, and God eternal. The expression "son of God" means that He was God. I am glad that He was and is. He returned to life after being dead. No one has ever done that, except for Him. He is God and He loves us.

 
     
 
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