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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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A Short Review of the 24 Elders of the Judeo/Christian Zodiac (12 Sons/Tribes + 12 Apostles)

There was a rainbow around the throne, like an emerald in appearance. Around the throne were 24 thrones; and upon the thrones I saw 24 elders sitting, clothed in white garments, and golden crowns on their heads.

- Revelation 4:3-4

Who are the 24 Elders of the Zodiac? Well, they are not Angels because Angels never grow old, and they are not ghosts, because in Heaven all souls are awake and live. Basically, the 24 Elders mentioned in the Book of Revelation has nearly always been understood as the 12 Sons/Tribes of Israel plus the 12 Apostles of Christianity for a total of 24 Elders. Using the traditional Signs of the Zodiac as a reference point, these 24 individuals can be listed as follows:

Zebulun, Joseph, Benjamin, Issachar, Judah, Naphtali, Asher, Dan, Gad, Simeon, Reuben, Levi, Peter, Simon, James, Andrew, John, Phillip, Bartholomew, Thomas, James, Matthew, (Jude) Thaddeus, Matthias

The following two sets of 12 individuals may not be named specifically in the Book of Revelation, but the equation stating: 12 Tribes + 12 Apostles = 24 Elders of the Judeo/Christian Tradition seems to make the most sense considering all the other possibilities. Here in numerical order are the correlations of the 12 Tribes of Israel when compared to the Zodiac (The 12 Tribal Elders of the Judeo/Christian Zodiac), followed by the correlations of the 12 Apostles of Christianity when compared to the Zodiac (The 12 Saintly Elders of the Judeo/Christian Zodiac).

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The 12 Tribal Elders of the Judeo/Christian Zodiac
1) The Tribe of Zebulon usually correlates to the Sign of Aries and the Christian Apostle Peter
2) The Tribe of Joseph usually correlates to the Sign of Taurus and the Christian Apostle Simon
3) The Tribe of Benjamin usually correlates to the Sign of Gemini and the Christian Apostle James the Lesser
4) The Tribe of Issachar usually correlates to the Sign of Cancer and the Christian Apostle Andrew.
5) The Tribe of. Judah usually correlates to the Sign of Leo and the Christian Apostle John.
6) The Tribe of Naphtali usually correlates to the Sign of Virgo and the Christian Apostle Phillip.
7) The Tribe of Asher usually correlates to the Sign of Libra and the Christian Apostle Bartholomew.
8) The Tribe of Dan usually correlates to the Sign of Scorpio and the Christian Apostle Thomas.
9) The Tribe of Gad usually correlates to the Sign of Sagittarius and the Christian Apostle James the Great.
10) The Tribe of Simeon usually correlates to the Sign of Capricorn and the Christian Apostle Matthew.
11) The Tribe of Reuben usually correlates to the Sign of Aquarius and the Christian Apostle Jude Thaddeus.
12) The Tribe of Levi usually correlates to the Sign of Pisces and the Christian Apostle Judas Iscariot/Matthias.

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The 12 Saintly Elders of the Judeo/Christian Zodiac
13) Saint Peter usually correlates to the Sign of Aries and the Tribe of Zebulun.
14) Saint Simon usually correlates to the Sign of Taurus and the Tribe of Joseph.
15) Saint James usually correlates to the Sign of Gemini and the Tribe of Benjamin.
16) Saint Andrew usually correlates with the Sign of Cancer the Crab and the Tribe of Issachar.
17) Saint John usually correlates to the Sign of Leo and the Tribe of Judah.
18) Saint Phillip usually correlates to the Sign of Virgo and the Tribe of Naphtali.
19) Saint Bartholomew usually correlates to the Sign of Libra and the Tribe of Asher.
20) Saint Thomas usually correlates to the Sign of Scorpio and the Tribe of Dan.
21) Saint James the Great usually correlates to the Sign of Sagittarius and the Tribe of Gad.
22) Saint Matthew usually correlates to the Sign of Capricorn and the Tribe of Simeon.
23) Saint (Jude) Thaddeus usually correlates to the Sign of Aquarius and the Tribe of Reuben.
24) Saint Matthias usually correlates to the Sign of Pisces and the Tribe of Levi.

Zebulun, Joseph, Benjamin, Issachar, Judah, Naphtali, Asher, Dan, Gad, Simeon, Reuben, Levi, Peter, Simon, James, Andrew, John, Phillip, Bartholomew, Thomas, James the Great, Matthew, (Jude) Thaddeus, Matthias

Concise Meanings of the Names of the 12 Sons and the 12 Tribes of Israel

The twelve tribes (clans) of Israel derive from the twelve sons of Jacob, aka “Israel.” These sons/tribes were, in order of birth, Reuben, Simeon, Levi, Judah, Dan, Naphtali, Gad, Asher, Issachar, Zebulun, Joseph, and Benjamin. Levi became the priest tribe, not one of the twelve, while Joseph split into two tribes named after the sons of Joseph, Manasseh and Ephraim.

- Astrological Attributions of the Twelve Tribes of Israel, by David Godwin Llewellyn Worldwide, Llewellyn.com

 

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Concise Meanings of the Names of the 12 Sons and the 12 Tribes of Israel

The 12 Sons of Israel are Zebulon, Joseph, Benjamin, Issachar, Judah, Naphtali, Asher, Dan, Gad, Simeon, Reuben. Levi
The 12 Tribes of Israel are Zebulon, Manasseh, Ephraim, Benjamin, Issachar, Judah, Naphtali, Asher, Dan, Gad, Simeon, Reuben

 

Name Definitions for the 12 Sons of Israel (In order of birth)
1. Reuben: Behold a son!
2. Simeon: Hearkening
3. Levi: Adhesion, joined to
4. Judah: Praised
5. Dan: Judge
6. Naphtali: My strife or wrestling
7. Gad: Troop
8. Asher: Happy
9. Issachar: He is or brings wages
10. Zebulon: Habitation
11. Joseph: God shall add another son
12. Benjamin: Son of the right hand

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Name Definitions for the 12 Tribes of Israel (In order of birth)
1. Reuben: Behold a son!
2. Simeon: Hearkening
3. Judah: Praised
4. Dan: Judge
5. Naphtali: My strife or wrestling
6. Gad: Troop
7. Asher: Happy
8. Issachar: He is or brings wages
9. Zebulon: Habitation
10. Benjamin: Son of the right hand
11. Menasseh: Causing to forget, one who forgets
12. Ephraim: double-land, twin-land

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REFERENCE(s):
20,000 Names.com (http://www.20000-names.com/)
Llewellyn.com (http://www.llewellyn.com/journal/article/472)

The 12 Signs of the Zodiac for the 12 Apostles of Christianity and 12 Tribes of Israel

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Pisces (February 19 – March 20)

Pisces the Fish is the Apostle Matthias (replacing Judas) and the Tribe of Levi
Autumn constellation, best viewed in the night sky during the month of October
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Aries (March 21 – April 19)

Aries the Ram is the Apostle Peter and the Tribe of Zebulon
Autumn constellation, best viewed in the night sky during the month of November
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Taurus (April 20 – May 20)

Taurus the Bull is the Apostle Simon and the Tribe of Joseph
Autumn constellation, best viewed in the night sky during the month of December
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Gemini (May 21 – June 21)

Gemini the Twins is the Apostle James and the Tribe of Benjamin
Winter constellation, best viewed in the night sky during the month of January
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Cancer (June 22 – July 22)

Cancer the Crab is the Apostle Andrew and the Tribe of Issachar
Winter Constellation, best viewed in the night sky during the month of February
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Leo (July 23 – August 22)

Leo the Lion is the Apostle John and the Tribe of Judah
Winter constellation, best viewed in the night during the month of March
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Virgo (August 23 – September 22)

Virgo the Virgin is the Apostle Phillip and the Tribe of Naphtali
Spring constellation, best viewed during the month of April
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Libra (September 23 – October 23)

Libra the Scales of Balance is the Apostle Nathaniel and the Tribe of Asher
Spring constellation, best viewed in the night sky during the month of May
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Scorpio (October 24 – November 21)

Scorpio the Scorpion is the Apostle Thomas and the Tribe of Dan
Spring constellation, best viewed in the night sky during the month of June
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Sagittarius (November 22 – December 21)

Sagittarius the Archer is the Apostle James and the Tribe of Gad
Summer constellation, best viewed in the night sky during the month July
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Capricorn (December 22 – January 19)

Capricorn the Sea Goat is the Apostle Matthew and the Tribe of Simeon
Summer constellation, best viewed in the night sky during the month of August
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Aquarius (January 20 – Febuary 18)

Aquarius the Water Bearer is the Apostle Thaddeus and the Tribe of Reuben
Summer constellation, best viewed in the night sky during the month of September
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Number- Zodiac, Tribe, Apostle
1) Pisces, Levi, Judas Iscariot
2) Aries, Zebulon, Peter
3) Taurus, Joseph, Simon
4) Gemini, Benjamin, James
5) Cancer, Issachar, Andrew
6) Leo, Judah, John
7) Virgo, Naphtali, Phiilip
8) Libra, Asher, Nathaniel
9) Scorpio, Dan, Thomas
10) Sagittarius, Gad, James
11) Capricorn, Simeon, Matthew
12) Aquarius, Reuben, Thaddeus

 

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