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Greek: Ἁλφαίου —transliteration: Alphaios or Alphaeus —meaning: alpha

The Hebrew form of this name is Cleopas or Clopas.

This is the name of two biblical men.

  1. Alphaeus, the father of James the lesser, the Apostle and writer of the epistle James (Matthew 10:3; Mark 3:18; Luke 6:15; Acts 1:13), and the husband of Mary (John 19:25)

  2. Alphaeus, the father of Levi the publican, or of Matthew (Mark 2:14)

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Article Version: April 10, 2024