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Bartholomew
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The Lexham Bible Dictionary
Bartholomew the Apostle
Bartholomew the Apostle (Βαρθολομαῖος, Bartholomaios). One of Jesus’ 12 disciples.
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
Bartholomew (Person)
BARTHOLOMEW (PERSON) [Gk Bartholomaƒos (ΒαρθολομαϜος)]. Bartholomew appears in all four lists of the twelve disciples of Jesus (Matt 10:3; Mark 3:18; Luke 6:14; Acts 1:13), but he is otherwise unmentioned in the NT. Bartholomew is quite likely an Aram patronymic [Bar-Talmai] for “son of Tholami” (cf.
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
Bartholomew, The Apostle
Bartholomew, The Apostle. Disciple of Jesus included in all four lists of the 12 apostles (Mt 10:2–4; Mk 3:16–19; Lk 6:14–16; Acts 1:13), though not otherwise mentioned in the NT. Nothing is told about him in any of the lists. Because the name means “Son of Tolmai,” it has been speculated that he was
Twelve, The
Twelve, The. Designation for the 12 disciples/apostles in 1 Corinthians 15:5.See Apostle, Apostleship.
The International Standard Bible Encyclopedia, Revised
Bartholomew
Bartholomew bär-tholʹə-mū [GK. Bartholomaios—‘son of Tolmai or Talmai’]. One of the twelve apostles (Mt. 10:3; Mk. 3:18; Lk. 6:14; Acts 1:13). There is no further reference to him in the NT. According to the “Genealogies of the Twelve Apostles” (E. A. Wallis Budge, Contendings of the Apostles [1901],
Tyndale Bible Dictionary
Bartholomew, the Apostle
BARTHOLOMEW, THE APOSTLE Disciple of Jesus included in all four lists of the 12 apostles (Mt 10:2–4; Mk 3:16–19; Lk 6:14–16; Acts 1:13), though not otherwise mentioned in the NT. Nothing is told about him in any of the lists. Because the name means “son of Tolmai,” it has been speculated that he was
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)
Bartholomew
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
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
Bartholomew
BARTHOLOMEW. The English and Gr. forms simply transliterate the Aramaic name meaning “son of Tolmai” or “Talmar,” a name found in the Gr. OT in several forms and in Josephus. Bartholomew is named in all four lists of the 12 apostles (Mt 10:3; Mk 3:18; Lk 6:14; Acts 1:13) and always immediately after
The New Bible Dictionary, Third Edition
Bartholomew
BARTHOLOMEW (Gk. bartholomaios, ‘son of Talmai’ or, in Graeco-Roman times, ‘son of Ptolemy’). The bearer of this patronymic appears in each list of the Twelve (Mt. 10:3; Mk. 3:18; Lk. 6:14; Acts 1:13), but is otherwise unmentioned in NT. His association in all lists but the last with Philip has suggested
Eerdmans Dictionary of the Bible
Bartholomew
Bartholomew (Gk. Bartholomaɩ́os)One of Jesus’ original 12 disciples according to the Synoptic Gospels and Acts. Some scholars identify him with the Nathanael of John 1:45–46 whom Philip brought to Jesus. The reasons are: (1) Bartholomew is paired with Philip in all three Synoptic lists. (2) The name
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
Bartholomew
Bartholomew [bär thŏlˊə mū] (Gk. Bartholomaios; Aram. bar tōlmay “son of Tolmai”). One of the twelve disciples. Because he is always listed after Philip (Matt. 10:3 par. Mark 3:18; Luke 6:14), sometimes shortly thereafter (Acts 1:13), scholars have identified him with Nathanael, who, according
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
Bartholomew
BARTHOLOMEW (Aramaic, “son of Tholami” or “son of Tholomaeus”) One of the twelve apostles, mentioned in the Synoptic Gospels as sixth (Matt 10:3; Mark 3:18; Luke 6:14) and in the Acts of the Apostles (1:13) as seventh. Other than the noted references, Bartholomew is unknown, although scholars often identify
The Oxford Dictionary of the Christian Church
Bartholomew, St
Bartholomew, St. One of the twelve Apostles. He is mentioned only in the Synoptic Gospels (Mk. 3:18, Lk. 6:14, Mt. 10:3) and in Acts (1:13). The name is a patronymic, meaning ‘son of Tolmai’, so that he may have had another (personal) name, and he has sometimes been identified with *Nathanael (Jn. 1:45–51,
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