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Alphaeus (father of Levi)
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The Lexham Bible Dictionary
Alphaeus, Father of Levi
Alphaeus, Father of Levi (Ἁλφαῖος, Halphaios). Father of Levi (possibly the same apostle as Matthew), who became one of Jesus’ disciples (Mark 2:14). For more information on Matthew’s identity, see this article: Matthew the Apostle.
The Anchor Yale Bible Dictionary
Alphaeus (Person)
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
Alphaeus
Alphaeus. 1. Father of James, one of the 12 apostles (Mt 10:3; Mk 3:18; Lk 6:15; Acts 1:13), thought by some to be the same as Clopas of John 19:25.2. Father of Levi, the tax collector (Mk 2:14) who is also known in the Gospels as Matthew (Mt 9:9).
The International Standard Bible Encyclopedia, Revised
Alphaeus (father of Levi)
2. The father of Levi the publican (Mk. 2:14). Levi is designated as Matthew in Mt. 9:9. There is no other reference to this Alphaeus.Some writers, notably Weiss, identify the father of Levi with the father of the second James; but that seems improbable. If Levi and James were brothers they would quite
Tyndale Bible Dictionary
Alphaeus
ALPHAEUS1. Father of James, one of the 12 apostles (Mt 10:3; Mk 3:18; Lk 6:15; Acts 1:13), thought by some to be the same as Clopas of John 19:25.2. Father of Levi, the tax collector (Mk 2:14) who is also known in the Gospels as Matthew (Mt 9:9).
The HarperCollins Bible Dictionary (Revised and Updated)
Alphaeus
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
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
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
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
Smith’s Bible Dictionary
Alphæus
Alphæ´us (changing), the father of the apostle James the Less, Matt. 10:3; Mark 3:18; Luke 6:15; Acts 1:13, and husband of Mary. John 19:25. [Mary.] In this latter place he is called Clopas (not, as in the Authorized Version, Cleophas).
The New Unger’s Bible Dictionary
Alphaeus
ALPHAE´US (al-fēʹus).1. The putative father of James the Less (Matt. 10:3; Mark 3:18; Luke 6:15; Acts 1:13) and husband of that Mary who, with the mother of Jesus and others, was standing by the cross during the crucifixion (John 19:25). By comparing John 19:25 with Luke 24:18 and Matt. 10:3, it appears
Alpheus
ALPHE´US (al-fēʹus). The father of the evangelist Levi, or Matthew (Mark 2:14).
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Matthew Son