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One of the twelve Apostles mentioned each of the four times they are listed in the New Testament (Matthew 10:3; Mark 3:18; Luke 6:14; Acts 1:13). Otherwise his name does not appear. Writers speculate that he may be the Nathanael discussed in John's Gospel (John 1:45-48), but there is no definite proof. (Etym. Greek bartholomaios, from Aramaic bar talmai, son of Tolmai.)
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