Bible Characters – Jesus' Apostles

Andrew, the Apostle

Andrew was one of Jesus' first disciples, and he is the patron saint in many countries.

The Beloved Disciple

There are many theories about who the beloved disciple was, and though none are definitive, all are interesting.

Didymus Judas Thomas

Who was Thomas, exactly? Find out some interesting info about his life, including his missionary trips to India.


There are three man named James who are prime candidates for the authorship of the book of James.

Jesus' Disciples

Find out more about the backgrounds of Jesus' disciples.

John, the Apostle

Jesus' nickname for John the apostle was Boanerges, which means "sons of thunder."


Learn more about Judas, the traitor, who betrayed Jesus to the Jewish authorities.

Judas Iscariot

Judas was the disciple who betrayed Jesus to the Roman authorities. What was his motivation?


The author of the bibilical book of Jude was likely the brother of James (not one of Jesus' twelve disciples). Or, it could be that Jude was just a pseudonym.


Anytime the disciples are named, Peter's name comes first, indicating his importance. He's the one who walked on water with Jesus. He's also the one who denied knowing Jesus three times before his crucifixion.

Bible Characters