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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 twelve disciples of Jesus Christ:

  1. Matthew (Levi)
  2. Mark (John)
  3. John (brother of James)
  4. Andrew
  5. Bartholomew (Nathanael)
  6. James (son of Zebedee)
  7. James (son of Alphaeus)
  8. Judas (called also Lebbaeus or Thaddaeus)
  9. Judas Iscariot (replaced by Matthias)
  10. Peter (Simon Peter)
  11. Simon (Zelotes)
  12. Thomas