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Alphaeus (father of James)
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The Anchor Yale Bible Dictionary
ALPHAEUS (PERSON) [Gk halphaios (ἁλφαιος)]. 1. Father of Levi the tax-collector (Mark 2:14; Luke 5:27 [D]; Gos. Pet. 14:60).2. Father of James the apostle, as distinguished from the apostle James the son of Zebedee (Matt 10:3; Mark 3:18; Luke 6:15; Acts 1:13).Although nothing more is known for certain
Baker Encyclopedia of the Bible
The International Standard Bible Encyclopedia, Revised
Tyndale Bible Dictionary
The HarperCollins Bible Dictionary (Revised and Updated)
Alphaeus (al-fee´uhs).1 The father of James, one of Jesus’s twelve disciples. That disciple is called “James the son of Alphaeus” to avoid confusion with another disciple, “James the son of Zebedee” (Matt. 10:3; Mark 3:18; Luke 6:15; Acts 1:13). See also James.2 The father of Levi (also called Matthew)
The Wycliffe Bible Encyclopedia
ALPHAEUS. One of many Gr. names in common use by Jews in 1st cen. Palestine.1. The father of Levi the tax collector (Mk 2:14).2. The father of James, one of the disciples of Jesus (Mk 3:18). The identification with either Cleophas (Jn 19:25) or Cleopas (Lk 24:18) seems unlikely. On these problems see
The New Bible Dictionary, Third Edition
ALPHAEUS. 1. The father of Levi, the tax collector (Mk. 2:14) who is generally identified with the apostle Matthew. Nothing else is known about him.2. The father of the apostle James, who is called ‘the son of Alphaeus’, to distinguish him from James the son of Zebedee (Mt. 10:3; Mk. 3:18; Lk. 6:15;
Eerdmans Dictionary of the Bible
Alphaeus (Gk. Halphaɩ́os)1. The father of the Apostle James (Matt. 10:3; Mark 3:18; Luke 6:15; Acts 1:13). He is probably the same person as Clopas, the husband of Mary and father of James and Joseph (John 19:25; cf. Matt. 27:56; Mark 15:40), although this identification rests more on tradition than
Catholic Bible Dictionary
ALPHAEUS (Greek Halphaios) The father of the apostle James the Less (Matt 10:3; Mark 3:18; Luke 6:15; Acts 1:13). A man named Alphaeus is also mentioned as the father of Levi the tax collector (see Matthew), but this is almost certainly a different person from Alphaeus, the father of James (Mark 2:14).