Sunday, December 15, 2013

Aramaic Vocabulary: Apostles

The Aramaic word for "Apostles" is Shlikhe (Shlee-khay). The singular form is Shlikha (Shlee-khah).

Shimon Keepa bar Yonah (Shee-mohn-Kee-pah-bahr-Yoh-nah)- Simon Peter son of Jonah, Simon Cephas son of Jonah, Simon the Rock son of Jonah. Also Petros (Peh-trohs).

Yochanan bar Zawdee (Yoh-khah-nahn-bahr-Zow-dee)- John son of Zebedee

Yaqob bar Zawdee (Yah-qohb-bahr-Zow-dee)- Jacob son of Zebedee*

Mattai Lewi (Mah-tai-Lee-wee)- Matthew Levi

Yehuda bar Shimon Skaryota (Yay-hoo-dah-bahr-Shee-mohn-Skahr-yoh-tah)- Judas son of Simon Iscariot

Natanael bar Tolmay (Nah-tahn-a-el-bahr-Tohl-may)- Nathaniel Bartholomew

Andreos bar Yonah (An-dreh-ohs-bahr-Yoh-nah)- Andreos son of Jonah

Pileepos (Pee-lee-pohs)- Phillip

Toma Taama (Toh-mah-Tah-mah)- Thomas the Twin

Yaqob bar Khalpai (Yah-qohb-bahr-Khal-pai)- Jacob son of Alphaeus

Shimon Qananaya (Shee-mohn-Qah-nahn-ah-yah)- Simon the Zealot or Simon the Canaanite.

Yehuda Lewi Taddai (Yay-hoo-dah-Lee-wee-Tah-dai)- Judas Lebbeus Thaddeus.

Yaqob bar Yosip (Yah-qohb-bahr-Yoh-seep)- Jacob son of Joseph

Yehuda bar Yosip (Yay-hoo-dah-bahr-Yosip)- Jude son of Joseph

Yosip Barnaba (Yoh-seep-Bahr-nah-bah)- Joseph Barnabas

Sha'ul (Shah-ool)- Saul

Paulos (Pahl-ohs)- Paul

*Yaqob is not "James", but "Jacob".

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