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The Lexham Bible Dictionary
Andrew the Apostle, Critical Issues
Andrew the Apostle (Ἀνδρέας, Andreas). One of Jesus’ earliest disciples. The brother of Simon Peter.
Twelve, the
Twelve, the Twelve, The. A term used in the New Testament to refer to Jesus’ most prominent group of disciples.
The Anchor Yale Bible Dictionary
Andrew (Person)
ANDREW (PERSON) [Gk Andreas (Ἀνδρεας)]. The NT shows little interest in Andrew. His name occurs only twelve times, four of these merely in lists of apostles (Mark 3:18; Matt 10:2; Luke 6:14; Acts 1:13). According to Mark, Jesus called Andrew and his brother Peter to leave their nets to “become fishers
Twelve, the
TWELVE, THE. In the gospel of Mark, the Twelve (hoi dōdeka; anathrous in Mark 3:14) are a group of disciples chosen by Jesus to be his special companions (Mark 3:14; 4:10; 11:11; 14:17). They were particularly instructed by Jesus (Mark 9:35; 10:32) and were sent by him to proclaim the coming of the
Baker Encyclopedia of the Bible
Andrew, The Apostle
Andrew, The Apostle. One of Christ’s 12 apostles. Andrew first appears in the NT as a disciple of John the Baptist (Jn 1:35, 40). After hearing John say “Behold, the Lamb of God!” (Jn 1:36), referring to Jesus, Andrew and another unnamed disciple followed Jesus and stayed with him for a day (Jn 1:37–39).
Twelve, The
Twelve, The. Designation for the 12 disciples/apostles in 1 Corinthians 15:5.See Apostle, Apostleship.
The International Standard Bible Encyclopedia, Revised
Andrew
Andrew anʹdroo̅ [GK. Andreas—‘manly,’ or perhaps ‘mighty one,’ ‘conqueror’]. The first called of the twelve apostles.
Tyndale Bible Dictionary
Andrew, the Apostle
ANDREW, THE APOSTLE One of Christ’s 12 apostles. Andrew first appears in the NT as a disciple of John the Baptist (Jn 1:35, 40). After hearing John say, “Look, there is the Lamb of God!” (Jn 1:36), referring to Jesus, Andrew and another unnamed disciple followed Jesus and stayed with him for a day (Jn
Twelve, the
TWELVE, THE Designation for the 12 apostles in 1 Corinthians 15:5 and other verses. See Apostle, Apostleship.
The HarperCollins Bible Dictionary (Revised and Updated)
Andrew
Andrew (an´droo), one of the twelve apostles, identified as the brother of Simon Peter (Matt. 4:18; Mark 1:16; John 1:40). Andrew is among the first persons named in the apostolic lists (Matt. 10:2–4; Mark 3:16–19; Luke 6:14–16; Acts 1:13), perhaps an indication of his early selection to Jesus’s inner
Twelve, The
twelve, the, a group chosen by Jesus to accompany him and share his ministry. The twelve are listed in four different places in the nt, but the lists show some variance (Matt. 10:2–4; Mark 3:16–19; Luke 6:13–16; Acts 1:13–14; cf. John 6:70). The most significant difference is that Matthew and Mark both
The Wycliffe Bible Encyclopedia
Andrew
ANDREW. This Gr. name means “manly.” It is found in Josephus, Dio Cassius, and other early Gr. writings. However, in the Gospels only one person bearing this name is mentioned, the brother of Simon Peter, son of Jonas (i.e., Jonah, because the Gr. alphabet had no final “h”).Andrew was a native of Bethsaida
The New Bible Dictionary, Third Edition
Andrew
ANDREW. One of the twelve apostles. The name is Greek (meaning ‘manly’), but it may have been a ‘Christian name’ like ‘Peter’. He was the son of Jonas or John and came from Bethsaida in Galilee (Jn. 1:44), but afterwards went to live with his brother Simon Peter at Capernaum (Mk. 1:29), where they were
Eerdmans Dictionary of the Bible
Andrew
Andrew (Gk. Andréas)One of the 12 apostles, always among the first four so named (Matt. 10:2; Mark 3:18; Luke 6:14; cf. Acts 1:13). Andrew is the brother of Simon Peter (Matt. 4:18; Mark 1:16; Luke 6:14; John 1:40), and the son of John (Matt. 16:17; John 1:42).The first two Gospels identify Andrew
Twelve, the
Twelve, theThe central circle of Jesus’ disciples, whom he called to be apostles. The term “the Twelve” appears in all four Gospels (even after the death of Judas at John 20:24; cf. Luke 24:9). Lists of the Twelve in the Synoptic Gospels and Acts agree on the number but not entirely on their names (Matt.
Eerdmans Bible Dictionary
Andrew
Andrew [ănˊdrōō] (Gk. Andreas “manly”). A fisherman who followed John the Baptist and then became one of the first disciples of Jesus (John 1:35–40; in lists of the apostles he appears among the first four; Matt. 10:2–4; Mark 3:16–19; Luke 6:14–16; Acts 1:13). According to John, it was he who led
Twelve, the
Twelve, the (Gk. hoi dó̄deka). The central circle of Jesus’ disciples, whom he called to be apostles. The term “the Twelve” appears in all four Gospels (even after the death of Judas at John 20:24; cf. Luke 24:9). Lists of the Twelve in the Synoptic Gospels and Acts agree on the number but not entirely
Catholic Bible Dictionary
Andrew
ANDREW (Greek Andreas, “manly”) Apostle, martyr, and brother of Peter (Matt 4:18; Mark 3:18; Luke 6:14). With his brother, Andrew was a Galilean fisherman from Bethsaida (Matt 4:18–20; Mark 1:16; John 1:44). He was a follower of John the Baptist before being called by Christ (John 1:35–42); he proclaimed
The Oxford Dictionary of the Christian Church
Andrew, St
Andrew, St., *Apostle. He was the brother of St *Peter, with whom he appears in the Gospels (Mk. 1:16–20, 29, etc.). Though not a member of the inner band of three (Peter, *James, and *John), several incidents concerning him are recorded (Jn. 1:35–42, Mt. 4:18–20, Jn. 6:8 f., Mk. 13:3 f., etc.). *Eusebius