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The origin of the name Bartholomew is Greek



This is how Bartholomew is written in Greek

Βαρθολομαῖος = Bartholomaios


The  biblical meaning of the name Bartholomew is son of Tolmai.


Bartholomew was one of the twelve apostles of Christ


The name Bartholomew appears in the bible in the following verses:

Matthew 10:3 KJV
Philip, and Bartholomew; Thomas, and Matthew the publican; James the son of Alphaeus, and Lebbaeus, whose surname was Thaddaeus;

Mark 3:18 KJV
And Andrew, and Philip, and Bartholomew, and Matthew, and Thomas, and James the son of Alphaeus, and Thaddaeus, and Simon the Canaanite,

Luke 6:14 KJV
Simon, (whom he also named Peter,) and Andrew his brother, James and John, Philip and Bartholomew,

Acts 1:13 KJV
And when they were come in, they went up into an upper room, where abode both Peter, and James, and John, and Andrew, Philip, and Thomas, Bartholomew, and Matthew, James the son of Alphaeus, and Simon Zelotes, and Judas the brother of James.