The Apostle Bartholomew (Nathanael)

Brian Kuehmichel
December 19, 2014


Series: The Apostles Of Jesus Christ



New Testament (Greek) for "Bartholomew"
   Strongs #: G918   Hb/Gk Word: Bartholomaios = son of Tolmai   Pronunciation: bar-tho-lo-mi-'-os   English Equivalent: Bartholomew   Meaning: son of Tolmai

New Testament (Greek) for "Nathanael"
   Strongs #: G3482   Hb/Gk Word: Nathanael = gift of God   Pronunciation: na-tha-na-a-'l   English Equivalent: Nathanael   Meaning: gift of God



Bartholomew | Nathanael

Parent(s):  — not given —    Hometown:  of Cana in Galilee [near Bethsaida]

John 1:44-45 Now Philip was of Bethsaida, the city of Andrew and Peter. 45 Philip findeth Nathanael, and saith unto him, We have found him, of whom Moses in the law, and the prophets, did write, Jesus of Nazareth, the son of Joseph.
John 21:2 There were together Simon Peter, and Thomas called Didymus, and Nathanael of Cana in Galilee, and the sons of Zebedee, and two other of his disciples.

Nickname:  aka Nathanael (John 21:2)    Ministry Partner:  Philip

Death:  — not given —

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New Testament verses:

John 1:45-51 Philip findeth Nathanael, and saith unto him, We have found him, of whom Moses in the law, and the prophets, did write, Jesus of Nazareth, the son of Joseph. 46 And Nathanael said unto him, Can there any good thing come out of Nazareth? Philip saith unto him, Come and see. 47 Jesus saw Nathanael coming to him, and saith of him, Behold an Israelite indeed, in whom is no guile! 48 Nathanael saith unto him, Whence knowest thou me? Jesus answered and said unto him, Before that Philip called thee, when thou wast under the fig tree, I saw thee. 49 Nathanael answered and saith unto him, Rabbi, thou art the Son of God; thou art the King of Israel. 50 Jesus answered and said unto him, Because I said unto thee, I saw thee under the fig tree, believest thou? thou shalt see greater things than these. 51 And he saith unto him, Verily, verily, I say unto you, Hereafter ye shall see heaven open, and the angels of God ascending and descending upon the Son of man.

Matthew 10:3 Philip, and Bartholomew; Thomas, and Matthew the publican; James the son of Alphaeus, and Lebbaeus, whose surname was Thaddaeus.

Mark 3:18 And Andrew, and Philip, and Bartholomew, and Matthew, and Thomas, and James the son of Alphaeus, and Thaddaeus, and Simon the Canaanite.

Luke 6:14 Simon, (whom he also named Peter,) and Andrew his brother, James and John, Philip and Bartholomew.

Acts 1:13 And when they were come in, they went up into an upper room, where abode both Peter, and James, and John, and Andrew, Philip, and Thomas, Bartholomew, and Matthew, James the son of Alphaeus, and Simon Zelotes, and Judas the brother of James.




Nathanael:

John 1:45 — Nathanael = the gift of God. Hebrew. Nethane"el ; as in Numbers 1:8. 1 Chronicles 2:14. Generally identified with Bartholomew (Aramaic. App-94.)
E.W. Bullinger's Companion Bible Notes

Bartholomew:

Mark 3:18 — Greek origin = manly. The first called. See Matthew 4:18, Matthew 4:20. John 1:45-5, John 1:1). Bartholomew. One (Aramaic. App-94.) of two names, the other being Nathanael (John 1:45-51). John connects Philip with Nathaniel; in the other Gospels, with Bartholomew. Bartholomew is not mentioned in John 21:2, Nathanael is. The other Gospels mention Bartholomew but not Nathanael.E.W. Bullinger's Companion Bible Notes






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