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  1. James, son of Alphaeus is often identified with James the Less, who is only mentioned four times in the Bible, each time in connection with his mother. ( Mark 15:40) refers to "Mary the mother of James the younger and of Joses ", while ( Mark 16:1) and ( Matthew 27:56) refer to "Mary the mother of James".

  2. Sep 11, 2019 · James son of Alphaeus was one of the twelve main disciples of Jesus Christ. The New Testament only mentions him in the four lists of disciples, and always toward the end, indicating he was less important than the others.

  3. Jan 5, 2022 · James, son of Alphaeus, was one of Jesustwelve apostles (Matthew 10:2–3) and one of three people named James mentioned in the New Testament. He is distinguished from the other Jameses in the Bible by his father’s name.

  4. James the son of Alphaeus is one of the more obscure of Jesus' twelve disciples. His name appears in each of the four lists of the disciples in the New Testament found in Matthew 10:2–4, Mark 3:14–19, Luke 6:13–16, and Acts 1:13. But not much else of him is described in Scripture.

  5. Feb 13, 2019 · The Apostle James, son of Alphaeus, was also known as James the Less or James the Lesser. He's not to be confused with James the Apostle, the first Apostle and the brother of Apostle John. A third James appears in the New Testament.

  6. Apr 3, 2023 · St. James the Less, also known as James the son of Alphaeus, was one of the original twelve disciples of Jesus Christ. Though very little is written or known about this apostle, James the Less was nonetheless called by Jesus to follow Him throughout His ministry and was chosen, commissioned, and later entrusted by Jesus to help lay the ...

  7. Jan 5, 2022 · Jesus had two disciples named James: James the son of Zebedee and James the son of Alphaeus. Another James, the half-brother of Jesus, was never one of the twelve disciples but was a leader in the early church of Jerusalem ( Acts 15:13) and wrote the epistle of James.

  8. Many scholars conclude that James, the son of Alphaeus is the same as “James the Less” or “James the Lesser.” 2 This makes sense, considering that James, the son of Zebedee, was known as James the Elder or James the Greater.

  9. JAMES (SON OF ALPHAEUS), ST. One of the 12 Apostles. In all four lists of the Apostles (Mt 10.3; Mk 3.18; Lk 6.15; and Acts 1.13) he is mentioned in ninth place, before Thaddeus in Matthew and Mark, before Simon in Luke and Acts.

  10. As Matthew, or Levi, is also called the son of Alphaeus (cf. Matt 9:9; Mark 2:14), he may possibly be a brother of James. If this is true, however, it is remarkable that these brothers were not associated in any way in the gospels, as were Simon and Andrew and the sons of Zebedee.

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