How Do You Find the Names of Jesus Disciples?

If you’re a Christian, you’ve likely heard of the twelve disciples of Jesus. These men were handpicked by Jesus himself to spread his teachings and establish Christianity.

But do you know who they were? Or what their names were? In this article, we’ll look at how you can find the names of Jesus’ disciples.

The Gospels

The best place to start when looking for the names of Jesus’ disciples is in the four Gospels: Matthew, Mark, Luke, and John. These books are accounts of Jesus’ life and teachings, written by his followers.

In Matthew 10:2-4, we find a list of the twelve disciples:

  • Peter
  • Andrew
  • James (son of Zebedee)
  • John
  • Philip
  • Bartholomew
  • Thomas
  • Matthew (the tax collector)
  • James (son of Alphaeus)
  • Son of Man Judas (not Iscariot)
  • Simeon (the Zealot)
  • Judas Iscariot (who later betrayed him)

Mark 3:16-19 also provides a list:

  • Peter
  • James (son of Zebedee)
  • John
  • Andrew
  • Philip
  • Batholomew
  • Matthew
  • Thomas
  • Judas Iscariot (who later betrayed him)
  • James (son of Alphaeus)
  • Simeon (the Zealot)
  • Judas (not Iscariot)

Luke 6:13-16 also lists the disciples:

  • Peter
  • Andrew
  • James
  • John
  • Philip
  • Bartholomew
  • Matthew
  • Thomas
  • James (son of Alphaeus)
  • Simeon (the Zealot)
  • Judas (son of James)
  • Judas Iscariot (who became a traitor)

Lastly, in John 1:35-51, we find a few more names:

  • Peter
  • Andrew
  • James (son of Zebedee)
  • John
  • Nathanael (also called Bartholomew)

The Acts of the Apostles

After Jesus’ death and resurrection, his disciples continued to spread his teachings. The book of Acts documents their actions and provides some additional names. In Acts 1:13, we find a list of the twelve apostles:

  • Peter
    John
    James
    Andrew
    Philip
    Thomas
    Batholomew
    Matthew
    James (son of Alphaeus)
    Simon (the Zealot)

  • Judas (son of James)

Conclusion

In conclusion, the names of Jesus’ disciples can be found in the Gospels and in the book of Acts. The twelve apostles were Peter, Andrew, James (son of Zebedee), John, Philip, Bartholomew, Thomas, Matthew (the tax collector), James (son of Alphaeus), Simon (the Zealot), Judas Iscariot, and Judas (not Iscariot).

Nathanael is also mentioned as one of Jesus’ followers. Knowing the names of these men helps us understand the history and spread of Christianity.