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JAMES THE LESS

The son of Alphaeus and Mary (the woman who was present at Calvary). The "Less" means "younger." He was one of the Twelve Apostles (Acts 1:13). He was a brother of Joset and possibly Matthew (Mark 15:40).

All items in this dictionary are from Fr. John Hardon's Modern Catholic Dictionary, © Eternal Life. Used with permission.

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