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A disciple (from the Latin discipulus, a pupil) is one who receives instruction from another; a scholar; a learner; especially, a follower who has learned to believe in the truth of the doctrine of his teacher, and implies that the pupil is under the discipline of, and "understands", his teacher; an adherent in doctrine.[1] Latin is an ancient Indo-European language originally spoken in the region around Rome called Latium. ...


Disciple should not be confused with apostle, meaning "one who is sent" or "ambassador". While a disciple is one who learns from a teacher, an apostle is sent on a mission, such as to deliver those teachings to others.


Uses of Disciple

Disciple may refer to:

  • the followers of any teacher (e.g. the disciples of Plato)
While the twelve apostles are the most well known group of people who were identified as disciples of Jesus, there were others: a much larger group of people were identified as disciples in the opening of the passage of the Sermon on the Plain that begins in Luke 6:17.
  • the twelve disciples of Jesus sent out as apostles
The twelve original disciples became apostles when Jesus sent them to preach and to heal (c.f. Mark 6:7-13). While all apostles were disciples of Jesus, not all of his disciples were apostles.
  • the followers of the Apostles
The twelve apostles call a gathering of their own disciples in Acts 6:1-7; there, they had a "multitude" of disciples. The word "discipline" essentially means "to learn".
  • a Christian
In many versions of Christian theology, discipleship is used to refer to the decision to become a committed follower of the teachings of Jesus. Jesus taught that "as I have loved you, so you must love one another. By this everyone will know that you are my disciples, if you love one another.” (John 13:34-35, TNIV). In several Christian traditions, the process of becoming a disciple is called the Imitation of Christ, after the famous book of that title by Thomas à Kempis.
  • a Christian (Disciple of Christ)
There is a modern Christian denomination known as the Christian Church (Disciples of Christ). They use this name in an effort to emphasize discipleship and Christian unity over adherence to a particular creed or sect. In this context, disciple is always capitalized.
  • any of the games in Strategy First's fantasy series Disciples, including Disciples: Sacred Lands and Disciples II: Dark Prophecy
  • the London reggae band The Disciples

Plato ( Greek: Πλάτων, Plátōn, wide, broad-shouldered) (c. ... This article is about Jesus of Nazareth. ... The Sermon on the Plain, said to be by Jesus according to Gospel of Luke 6:17-49, may be compared to the longer Sermon on the Mount. ... The Gospel of Luke is the third of the four canonical Gospels of the New Testament, which tell the story of Jesus life, death, and resurrection. ... The Gospel of Mark is traditionally the second of the New Testament Gospels. ... To meet Wikipedias quality standards, this article or section may require cleanup. ... The Gospel according to John is a gospel document in the canon of the New Testament. ... Isaiah the Prophet in Hebrew Scriptures was depicted on the Sistine Chapel ceiling by Michelangelo. ... To meet Wikipedias quality standards, this article or section may require cleanup. ... The Acts of the Apostles (Greek Praxeis Apostolon) is a book of the Bible, which now stands fifth in the New Testament. ... Theology is reasoned discourse concerning God (Greek θεος, theos, God, + λογος, logos, word or reason). It can also refer to the study of other religious topics. ... The Gospel according to John is a gospel document in the canon of the New Testament. ... Todays New International Version (TNIV) is an English translation of the Holy Bible. ... The Imitation of Christ (or De imitatione Christi), by Thomas à Kempis is one of the most widely read Christian spiritual books in existence. ... Thomas à Kempis Monument on Mount Saint Agnes in Zwolle. ... A denomination, in the Christian sense of the word, is an identifiable religious body under a common name, structure, and/or doctrine. ... The insignia of the Christian Church (Disciples of Christ). ... For other uses, see Creed (disambiguation). ... A sect is generally a small religious or political group that has branched off from a larger established group. ... For any word written in a language with whose alphabet or alphabet equivalent has two cases, such as those using the Latin, Greek, Cyrillic, or Armenian alphabet, capitalization (or capitalisation) is the writing of that word with its first letter in majuscules (uppercase) and the remaining letters in minuscules (lowercase). ... Christian rock is a form of rock music played by bands where the musicians are openly Christian. ... Disciple is a Christian metal band hailing from Knoxville, Tennessee. ... To meet Wikipedias quality standards, this article or section may require cleanup. ... Strategy First is a software developer based in Montreal, Canada. ... Reggae is a music genre developed in Jamaica. ...

Followers of Jesus of Nazareth

Main article: Twelve Apostles

Named by all three Synoptic Gospels: The Twelve Apostles (in Koine Greek απόστολος apostolos [1], someone sent forth/sent out, an emissary) were probably Galilean Jewish men (10 names are Aramaic, 4 names are Greek) chosen from among the disciples, who were sent forth by Jesus of Nazareth to preach the Gospel to both Jews and Gentiles... The Synoptic Gospels is a term used by modern New Testament scholars for the Gospels according to Matthew, Mark, and Luke of the New Testament in the Bible. ...

The other disciple of the twelve, according to Mark was called Thaddaeus, and according to Matthew was named Lebbaeus but surnamed Thaddaeus. Luke, however, identifies him as Judas, brother of James. According to tradition, Peter was crucified upside-down, as shown in this painting by Caravaggio. ... The Gospel of Mark is traditionally the second of the New Testament Gospels. ... The Gospel of Luke is the third of the four canonical Gospels of the New Testament, which tell the story of Jesus life, death, and resurrection. ... This article is about Jesus of Nazareth. ... Saint Andrew (Greek: Andreas, manly), called in the Orthodox tradition Protocletos, or the First-called, is a Christian Apostle, brother of Saint Peter. ... Saint James the Great (d. ... John the Apostle (יוחנן The LORD is merciful, Standard Hebrew Yoḥanan, Tiberian Hebrew Yôḥānān) was one of the twelve apostles of Jesus. ... Philip was one of the twelve apostles of Jesus. ... Michelangelos The Last Judgement shows Saint Bartholomew holding the knife of his martyrdom and his flayed skin. ... Matthew the Evangelist (מתי Gift of the LORD, Standard Hebrew and Tiberian Hebrew Mattay; Septuagint Greek Ματθαιος, Matthaios) is traditionally believed to be the author of the Gospel of Matthew. ... It has been suggested that this article or section be merged with Jude Thomas. ... Among the men named James (יעקב Holder of the heel; supplanter; Standard Hebrew YaÊ¿aqov, Tiberian Hebrew Yaʿăqōḇ), in the New Testament, whose number may be increased by the variety of epithets and euphemisms applied to them, James son of Alphaeus (or Clopas), is called James the Less or the... The apostle Simon, called Simon the Zealot in Luke 6:15 and Acts 1:13; and Simon Kananaios (Simon signifying שמעון hearkening; listening, Standard Hebrew Å imÊ¿on, Tiberian Hebrew Å imʿôn), was one of the most obscure among the apostles of Jesus; little is recorded of him aside from his name. ... It has been suggested that this article or section be merged into Zealotry. ... Judas Iscariot (died April AD 29–33, Hebrew יהודה איש־קריות ) was, according to the New Testament, one of the twelve original apostles of Jesus, and the one who is said to have betrayed him. ... Name of two Christian saints: Saint Jude Thaddaeus of Edessa: one of the 70 or 72 original disciples (besides the 12 Apostles); according to Eusebius he was sent to Edessa to cure the king Abgar V and founded the Christian church there; he is venerated by the Orthodox churches. ... Saint Jude is a Christian saint and one of the twelve apostles of Jesus. ...


The Gospel of Luke also identifies as disciples the women named Mary:

And Luke also identifies the following minor characters as disciples: Mary Magdalene is described, both in the canonical New Testament and in the New Testament apocrypha, as a devoted disciple of Jesus. ... Mary anoints Jesus in Bethany in this icon. ... Mary Jacobe was the wife of Cleofas, the mother of apostles Saint James the Less, and possibly sister of Mary, the mother of Jesus. ...

Joanna was one of the women associated with the ministry of Jesus of Nazarath, often considered to be one of the disciples. ... Susanna is the name of one of the women associated with the ministry of Jesus of Nazarath. ... In the New Testament, Cleophas is the single English rendering of two men, who are in the Greek originalsCleopas, an abbreviated form of Cleopatros, a commonplace Hellenistic name meaning son of a renowned father, and the other Clopas. Cleopas was one of the two disciples to whom the risen... Joseph of Arimathea, according to the Gospels, was the man who donated his own prepared tomb for the burial of Jesus after his crucifixion. ...

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Disciple - definition of Disciple in Encyclopedia (400 words)
A Disciple (from the Latin discipulus, a pupil) is one who receives instruction from another; a scholar; a learner; especially, a follower who has learned to believe in the truth of the doctrine of his teacher; an adherent in doctrine.
While the twelve apostles are the most well known group of people who were identified as disciples of Jesus, there were others: a much larger group of people were identified as disciples in the opening of the passage of the sermon on the plain (an abbreviated Sermon on the Mount) that begins in Luke 6:17.
While a disciple is one who learns from a teacher, an apostle is sent on a mission, such as to deliver those teachings to others.
Disciple - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (535 words)
A disciple (from the Latin discipulus, a pupil) is one who receives instruction from another; a scholar; a learner; especially, a follower who has learned to believe in the truth of the doctrine of his teacher, and implies that the pupil is under the discipline of, and "understands", his teacher; an adherent in doctrine.
While the twelve apostles are the most well known group of people who were identified as disciples of Jesus, there were others: a much larger group of people were identified as disciples in the opening of the passage of the Sermon on the Plain that begins in Luke 6:17.
The other disciple of the twelve, according to Mark was called Thaddaeus, and according to Matthew was named Lebbaeus but surnamed Thaddaeus.
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