What does Alpheus mean in the Bible?

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Hitchcock's Bible Names - Alpheus
A thousand; learned; chief
Watson's Biblical & Theological Dictionary - Alpheus
father of James the less, Matthew 10:3 ; Luke 6:15 . Alpheus was the husband of Mary, believed to have been sister to the mother of Christ; for which reason, James is called the Lord's brother; but the term brother is too general in its application to fix their relation though the fact is probable. Many are of opinion that Cleopas, mentioned Luke 24:18 , is the same as Alpheus; Alpheus being his Greek name, and Cleopas his Hebrew, or Syriac name, according to the custom of this province, (or of the time,) where men often had two names; by one of which they were known to their friends and countrymen, by the other to the Romans or strangers.
2. ALPHEUS, father of Levi, or Matthew, whom Jesus took to be an Apostle and Evangelist, Mark 2:14 .

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Alpheus - Alpheus was the husband of Mary, believed to have been sister to the mother of Christ; for which reason, James is called the Lord's brother; but the term brother is too general in its application to fix their relation though the fact is probable. Many are of opinion that Cleopas, mentioned Luke 24:18 , is the same as Alpheus; Alpheus being his Greek name, and Cleopas his Hebrew, or Syriac name, according to the custom of this province, (or of the time,) where men often had two names; by one of which they were known to their friends and countrymen, by the other to the Romans or strangers. Alpheus, father of Levi, or Matthew, whom Jesus took to be an Apostle and Evangelist, Mark 2:14
Cleophas - The husband of Mary, John 19:25 , called also Alpheus, which see
Brother - Observe, that in Matthew 13:55 , James, and Joses, and Judas, are called the αδελφοι , brethren, of Christ, but were most probably only his cousins by his mother's side; for James and Joses were the sons of Mary, Matthew 27:56 ; and James and Judas, the sons of Alpheus, Luke 6:15-16 ; which Alpheus is therefore probably the same with Cleopas, the husband of Mary, sister to our Lord's mother, John 19:25
Matthew - An apostle and evangelist, was son of Alpheus, a Galilean by birth, a Jew by religion, and a publican by profession, Matthew 9:9 10:3 Luke 6:15
Less, James the, Saint - Apostle, martyr, died 62 AD, son of Alpheus and Mary of Cleophas, who was probably the sister of the Blessed Virgin Mary; he was therefore called "brother of Our Lord"; known as James the Less (Mark 15) to distinguish him from James the Greater
Alphaeus - (al faye' uhss) or Alpheus Personal name
James - James the Elder was the son of Zebedee; James the Less the son of Alpheus, (Matthew 10:2-3) The former was killed by Herod,; (Acts 12:1) the latter we have no scriptural relation of his death
James the Less, - He was the son of Alpheus or Clopas and brother of our Lord (see above); was called to the apostolate, together with his younger brother Jude, in the spring of the year 28
James - (Acts 12:1,2 ) ...
James the son of Alpheus, one of the twelve apostles. By comparing (Matthew 27:56 ) and Mark 15:40 with John 19:25 We find that the Virgin Mary had a sister named, like herself, Mary, who was the wife of Clopas or Alpheus (varieties of the same name), and who had two sons, James the Less and Joses
James, Epistle of Saint - " According to almost unanimous tradition, this James was one of the Apostles, the son of Alpheus (Matthew 10), "the brother of the Lord" (Galatians 1), the first Bishop of Jerusalem (cf
Epistle of Saint James - " According to almost unanimous tradition, this James was one of the Apostles, the son of Alpheus (Matthew 10), "the brother of the Lord" (Galatians 1), the first Bishop of Jerusalem (cf
Matthew, Saint - A Galilean Jew by birth, the son of Alpheus, he was a publican by trade, and therefore despised by the Pharisees; he possessed some education and a knowledge of Greek
Judas - One of the apostles, called also Jude, Lebbeus, and Thaddeus, Matthew 10:3 Mark 3:18 Jude 1:1 , the son of Alpheus and Mary, and brother of James the LESS
Jude - The author of this epistle, called Judas, and also Thaddeus and Lebbeus, was one of the twelve Apostles; he was the son of Alpheus, brother of James the less, and one of those who were called our Lord's brethren
Apostle - " These twelve were arranged in three groups, Simon Peter and his brother Andrew, with James and John, the two sons of Zebedee; then Philip, Bartholomew, Thomas, and Matthew; and, lastly, James, the son of Alpheus, Lebbeus (called Thaddeus, Judas, and Jude), Simon Zelotes or the Canaanite, and Judas Iscariot
Adria - ...
The usage current in the first and second centuries is similarly reflected by Pausanias, who speaks of Alpheus flowing under Adria from Greece to Ortygia in Syracuse (viii
Matthew - called also Levi, was the son of Alpheus, but probably not of that Alpheus who was the father of the Apostle James the less
Mary - Cleophas and Alpheus are the same person; as James, son of Mary, wife of Cleophas, is the same as James, son of Alpheus
James - ...
JAMES THE LESS, surnamed the brother of our Lord, Galatians 1:19 , was the son of Cleopas, otherwise called Alpheus, and Mary, sister to the blessed virgin; consequently, he was cousin-german to Jesus Christ
Apostle - Their names were, Simon Peter; Andrew, his brother; James the greater, the son of Zebedee; and John his brother, who was the beloved disciple; Philip of Bethsaida; Bartholomew; Thomas, called Didymus, as having a twin brother; Matthew or Levi, who had been a publican; James, the son of Alpheus, called James the less; Lebbeus, surnamed Thaddeus, and who was also called Judas or Jude, the brother of James; Simon, the Canaanite, so called, as some have thought, because he was a native of Cana, or, as Dr. Of these, Simon, Andrew, James the greater, and John, were fishermen; Matthew, and James the son of Alpheus, were publicans; and the other six were probably fishermen, though their occupation is not distinctly specified
Apostle - is fifth; James the son of Alpheus heads the third, i
Cosmas (3), Indian Navigator - The rivers of Paradise he supposes to run under the sea, Alpheus-like, and to reappear in our earth
Euchites - Photius tells that in Rhinocorura two persons named Alpheus, one of them a bishop, defended the orthodoxy of Lampetius, and were in consequence deposed