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Meaning: a scholar

The name disciple was sometimes applied to the followers of John the Baptist (Matthew 9:14), and of the Pharisees (22:16), but principally to the followers of Christ. A disciple of Christ is one who…

  1. believes his doctrine

  2. rests on his sacrifice

  3. imbibes his spirit

  4. imitates his example ( Matthew 10:24; Luke 14:26-27, 33; John 6:69).

Read about some of the Biblical 12 disciples of Jesus Christ:

  1. Matthew (Levi)
  2. Mark (John)
  3. John, a son of Zebedee and brother of James the Greater
  4. James, son of Zebedee and brother of John
  5. Peter (Simon Peter)
  6. Andrew
  7. Bartholomew (Nathanael)
  8. James, son of Alphaeus)
  9. Judas Iscariot (replaced by Matthias)
  10. Judas (also called Lebbaeus or Thaddaeus)
  11. Simon (Zelotes)
  12. Thomas
Article Version: January 26, 2018