Bartholomew (Bahr-thol´uh-myoo)

One of the twelve apostles, about whom little is known. His name appears in all of the NT apostolic lists (Matt 10:2-4; Mark 3:16-19; Luke 6:14-16; Acts 1:13), but nowhere else in the NT. Because “Bartholomew” follows “Philip” in three of the lists (Matthew, Mark, and Luke), some scholars have identified him with the “Nathanael” whom Philip brought to Jesus (John 1:45-51; Bartholomew is never mentioned in John, nor is Nathanael in Matthew, Mark, or Luke).

Matt 10:2-4

2These are the names of the twelve apostles: first, Simon, also known as Peter, and his brother Andrew; James son of Zebedee, and his brother John;3Philip and B ... View more

Mark 3:16-19

16So he appointed the twelve: Simon (to whom he gave the name Peter);17James son of Zebedee and John the brother of James (to whom he gave the name Boanerges, t ... View more

Luke 6:14-16

14Simon, whom he named Peter, and his brother Andrew, and James, and John, and Philip, and Bartholomew,15and Matthew, and Thomas, and James son of Alphaeus, and ... View more

Acts 1:13

13When they had entered the city, they went to the room upstairs where they were staying, Peter, and John, and James, and Andrew, Philip and Thomas, Bartholomew ... View more

John 1:45-51

45Philip found Nathanael and said to him, “We have found him about whom Moses in the law and also the prophets wrote, Jesus son of Joseph from Nazareth.”46Natha ... View more

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