Bartholomew the Apostle

Bartholomew (perhaps also known as Nathanael) was one of Christ’s twelve original apostles. He appears in the lists of the twelve apostles given in the books of Matthew, Mark, Luke, and Acts. Usually, his name is paired off with Philip. Bartholomew is a patronymic and thus not a person’s familiar name. He does not appear…

Andrew the Apostle

Andrew was one of the original 12 apostles. He was the son of a man named Jonah (sometimes the name is rendered as John), and brother of Simon Peter. He lived in Bethesda on the north side of the sea of Galilee. The two brothers had a fishing business in partnership with James and John.…