THE TWELVE APOSTLES
Here's a mnemonic sentence that recalls the names of the twelve disciples chosen by Jesus Christ to go out and preach the Gospel on his behalf:
"Bart and John fill Tom's mat
Bartholomew, Andrew, John, Phillip,
Thomas, Matthew, James The Great, James The
Less (aka. Thaddaeus), Judas (aka. Jude), Judas Iscariot,
Simon Peter, Simon Zelotes.
Varying descriptions in the four Gospels of the New Testament can create confusion over some of the names. Descriptions are chiefly found in Mark III (14-19), Matthew IV (18-22) and X (2-4), Luke V (2-11) and VI (13-16), and John II (40-44) and VI (66-71). None of the apostles wrote any of the books of the Bible.
Theologians generally summarise the apostles as being:
Here's an alternative mnemonic giving their names in the form of a "Sunday School" rhyme:
This is the way the disciples run
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