Wednesday, January 1, 2020

Christian Trivia Question #2 - That's my dad

The Gospels record the name of only one natural father of the 12 Apostles. 
What’s his name?

Hint: 2 of them are sons of this man. 


  1. Well, Mom's answer tells me there is another father listed that I didn't think of or realize was the father of 2 of the 12. So there are 2 correct answers. Extra credit if you get both fathers and who their sons were.

  2. Posted by Stephanie:
    Hey Pop. Zebedee, father of John and James. Love you!!

  3. The answer I was looking for was Zebedee, the father of James and John (“sons of Thunder”). I forgot about another pair of true brothers: Peter and Andrew, but their father is not named.
    mom also pointed out that Alphaeus appears to be the father of the other Apostle James ( called James the lesser - not the Apostle usually named w Peter and John. )

    Matthew 10:1-4

    Matt 10:1 And he called to him his twelve disciples and gave them authority over unclean spirits, to cast them out, and to heal every disease and every infirmity.
    2 The names of the twelve apostles are these: first, Simon, who is called Peter, and Andrew his brother; James the son of Zeb'edee, and John his brother;
    3 Philip and Bartholomew; Thomas and Matthew the tax collector; James the son of Alphae'us, and Thaddae'us;
    4 Simon the Cananaean, and Judas Iscariot, who betrayed him.

    Steph got Zebedee right!
    Good job again guys.