The Meaning of the Names of the Twelve Apostles

Welcome to the readers at my older website Live as Free People! That article has moved here! What do their names mean? Why do the lists of the twelve in the New Testament have a slight variation? Can it be resolved?

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5. The Gospel Traditions

With this article (Part Five) we turn a corner away from archaeology and non-Christian written references to Gospel persons (the last three articles). Now we discuss the preservation of Jesus’ ministry — his words and activity — after his crucifixion (and resurrection) and up to the time when the Gospels were written.

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