Loading…
Thaddeus
Excerpt from the Lexham Bible Dictionary, the most advanced Bible dictionary.
One of the 12 apostles (Mark 3:18). In Matthew 10:3, the Textus Receptus identifies him as “Lebbaeus, whose surname was Thaddeus” (KJV). Parallel lists of the apostles instead list “Judas son of James” (Luke 6:16; Acts 1:13) and, probably, “Judas, not Iscariot” (John 14:22). Sometimes the apostle Thaddaeus is identified with a missionary named Thaddaeus in Syria and/or associated with the noncanonical work Acts of Thaddeus.
Dictionaries
The Lexham Bible Dictionary
Thaddeus the Apostle
Thaddaeus the Apostle (Θαδδαῖος, Thaddaios). One of the 12 apostles (Mark 3:18). In Matthew 10:3, the Textus Receptus identifies him as “Lebbaeus, whose surname was Thaddeus” (KJV). Parallel lists of the apostles instead list “Judas son of James” (Luke 6:16; Acts 1:13) and, probably, “Judas, not Iscariot” (John
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
Thaddeus (Person)
THADDEUS (PERSON) [Gk Thaddaios (Θαδδαιος)]. One of the twelve disciples of Jesus (Matt 10:3; Mark 3:18). In Matt 10:3 variant readings include “Lebbaeus” or “Thaddeus, surnamed Lebbaeus.” The name is omitted from the Lukan lists of apostles (Luke 6:14–16; Acts 1:13), where the name “Judas son of James”
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
Thaddaeus, the Apostle
Thaddaeus, The Apostle. One of the 12 original apostles according to the lists in Mark 3:18 and Matthew 10:3 (kjv, “Lebbaeus, whose surname was Thaddaeus”). It is quite likely that this is the same person as Judas son of James (not Iscariot) in Luke 6:16 and Acts 1:13.See Apostle, Apostleship.
Twelve, The
Twelve, The. Designation for the 12 disciples/apostles in 1 Corinthians 15:5.See Apostle, Apostleship.
The International Standard Bible Encyclopedia, Revised
Thaddaeus
Thaddaeus tha-deʹəs, thadʹē-əs [Gk. Thaddaios < Heb. taḏay—‘breast’?] (Mt. 10:3; Mk. 3:18). The name of one of Jesus’ twelve disciples. The AV adopts the least probable textual variant of the majority text for Mt. 10:3, “Lebbaeus, whose surname was Thaddaeus,” while the NEB prefers the Western text,
Tyndale Bible Dictionary
Thaddaeus, the Apostle
THADDAEUS, THE APOSTLE One of the 12 original apostles according to the lists in Mark 3:18 and Matthew 10:3 (kjv “Lebbaeus, whose surname was Thaddaeus”). It is quite likely that this is the same person as Judas son of James (not Iscariot) in Luke 6:16 and Acts 1:13. See Apostle, Apostleship.
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)
Thaddaeus
Thaddaeus (thad´ee-uhs), one of the twelve apostles as identified in two of the apostolic lists (Matt. 10:3; Mark 3:18). In the other lists, however, “Judas, the son [or brother] of James,” appears instead of “Thaddaeus” (Luke 6:16; Acts 1:13). Some biblical manuscripts have the name “Lebbaeus” in Matt.
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
Thaddaeus
THADDAEUS. One of the Twelve mentioned only in Mt 10:3 and Mk 3:18. In the corresponding lists in Lk 6:16 and Acts 1:13 the name “Judas (the son) of James” occurs. Possibly Matthew and Mark used the other name because of the possible confusion with Judas the traitor.In Jn 14:22 he is described as “Judas
The New Bible Dictionary, Third Edition
Thaddaeus
THADDAEUS. This name occurs only in the list of the 12 apostles (Mt. 10:3; Mk. 3:18). The equivalent in Lk. 6:16 is ‘Judas the son of James’ (cf. also Acts 1:13). av in Mt. 10:3 reads ‘Lebbaeus, whose surname was Thaddaeus’. Most textual critics now read simply ‘Thaddaeus’ and treat ‘Lebbaeus’ as an
Eerdmans Dictionary of the Bible
Thaddaeus
Thaddaeus (Gk. Thaddaɩ́os)One of Jesus’ 12 disciples, according to the lists of Matthew (Matt. 10:3) and Mark (Mark 3:18). Luke and Acts read “Judas son (brother?) of James” (Luke 6:16; Acts 1:13).Lebbaeus, a textual variation for the name Thaddaeus, appears in some manuscripts of Matthew and Mark.
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
Thaddaeus
Thaddaeus [thădˊĭ əs] (Gk. Thaddaios; from Aram. taddā˒ “breast”). One of the twelve apostles, usually identified with Judas (8) the son (or brother) of James (Matt. 10:3; Mark 3:18; cf. Luke 6:16; John 14:22; Acts 1:13).
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
Thaddaeus
THADDAEUS One of the twelve disciples of Jesus (Matt 10:3; Mark 3:18). Luke calls him “Judas son of James” instead of Thaddeus (Luke 6:14–16; Acts 1:13). Some ancient manuscripts of Matthew and Mark give his name as “Lebbaeus.”
Judas Thaddaeus
JUDAS THADDAEUS One of the twelve apostles. He is listed as a disciple of Christ in several books of the New Testament. In Luke 6:16 and Acts 1:13, he is called Judas, son of James; in John 14:22 he is “Judas (not Iscariot)”; and in Matt 10:3 and Mark 3:18 his name is given as “Thaddaeus.” His only words
The Oxford Dictionary of the Christian Church
Thaddaeus, St
Thaddaeus, St. Mentioned in Mt. 10:3 and Mk. 3:8 (some MSS read *Lebbaeus), he is usually identified with the Apostle *Jude (q.v.). He is, however, sometimes identified with *Addai, one of the Seventy, who plays an important part in the *Abgar legend. Feast day of the latter, in the E. Church, 21 August.
See also
Roles