Meanings of the Names of the 12 Apostles (Including their Corresponding Sign of the Zodiac and Tribe of Israel)

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Jesus summoned His 12 Disciples and gave them authority over unclean spirits, to cast them out, and to heal every kind of disease and every kind of sickness. Now the names of the 12 Apostles are these: The first, Simon, who is called Peter, and Andrew his brother; and James the son of Zebedee, and John his brother, Philip and Bartholomew; Thomas and Matthew the tax collector; James the son of Alphaeus, and Thaddaeus; Simon the Zealot, and Judas Iscariot, the one who betrayed Him.

- Matthew 10:1-4kk

 

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Name: Actual Meaning (Sign of of Zodiac, Tribe of Israel)
Peter: A rock or stone (Sign of Aries, Tribe of Zebulon)
Simon: That hears; that obeys (Sign of Taurus, Tribe of Joseph)
James: Same as ‘Jacob’ – that supplants, undermines, the heel (Sign of Gemini, Tribe of Benjamin)
Andrew: A strong man (Sign of Cancer, Tribe of Issachar)
John: The grace or mercy of the LORD (Sign of Leo, Tribe of Judah)
Philip: Warlike, a lover of horses (Sign of Virgo, Tribe of Naphtali)
Bartholomew: A son that suspends the waters (Sign of Libra, Tribe of Asher)
Thomas: A twin (Sign of Scorpio, Tribe of Dan)
James the Great: Same as ‘Jacob’ – that supplants, undermines, the heel (Sign of Sagittarius, Tribe of Gad)
Matthew: Given, a reward, (Sign of Capricorn, Tribe of Simeon)
(Jude) Thaddeus: That praises or confesses (Sign of Aquarius, Tribe of Reuben)
Matthias/Judas: The gift of the LORD (Sign of Pisces, Tribe of Levi)

 

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