The Apostle Jude sometimes called Judah or Thaddeus and the Apostle James known as the son of Alphaeus were brothers. Their mother was Mary who also was the same Mary the mother of Jesus Christ. This indicates that Joseph the adoptive father of Christ must have died and Mary was remarried to Alphaeus. In the Bible there is no such thing as a half-brother or half-sister they were simply brothers to Christ. Even despite this in Jude’s opening statement from his gospel he merely refers to himself as the servant of Jesus Christ. This is a great example of the humbleness and humility that all Christians should have.
Whilst the Twelve Apostles are certainly the most famous of Christ’s disciples. It is evident that
Christ had many many more followers throughout his ministry. For example in Luke 10 Jesus sends seventy disciples to prepare the way for him. Paul mentions that over five hundred people saw Christ after his resurrection. We also know there were many female followers of Christ, for example the Apostle Mark his mother was a prominent follower of Jesus Christ. There are likely many more women as well as men who aren’t mentioned.
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The Symbols of the 12 Tribes of Israel. An explanation of how they came about and where they are commonly found and displayed today.