Bartholomew, Saint

Bartholomew, Saint

(bärthŏl`əmyo͞o), in the New Testament, one of the Twelve Apostles, usually identified with NathanaelNathanael
, in the New Testament, disciple mentioned only in St. John's Gospel and plausibly identified with St. Bartholomew.
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. Nathanael is a given name, Bartholomew an Aramaic patronymic meaning "son of Talmai." Tradition makes N India his missionary field and Armenia the place of his martyrdom by flaying.
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