Judas to Mary
Important New Testament People

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This page lists information on important New Testament people from Judas to Mary Magdalene. Other people who were alive after the birth of Jesus and played a role in Biblical history are listed at the bottom of this article.

Judas (of Damascus)
Acts 9:11

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Judas (Barsabas)
Acts 15:22, 27, 32

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Judas (Lebbeus, Thaddeus)
Matthew 10:3, Mark 3:18
Luke 6:16, John 14:22, Acts 1:13

This Judas is also referred to as Lebbaeus (Matthew 10:3) or Thaddaeus (Mark 3:18, Matthew 10:3) in the KJV Bible. He was the brother of both James (the Less) and Simon the Canaanite (Simon the Zealot).

Like many of the original apostles, not much is known about him. Foxe's Book of Martyrs states the apostle was crucified at Edessa.

Judas Iscariot
Matthew 10:4, 26:14 - 16, 47 - 50, 27:3 - 10
Mark 3:19, 14:10 - 11, 43 - 45
Luke 6:16, 22:3 - 6, 47 - 49
John 12:4 - 6, 13:2, 29, 17:12, 18:2 - 5
Acts 1:16 - 25

Judas Iscariot was one of Jesus' original twelve disciples who ultimately betrayed him to Jewish religious leaders who hated him. Remorseful after his betrayal, he rejected the thirty pieces of silver paid for his services and committed suicide. For more information, please see our article dedicated to Judas.

Jude (Judas)
Matthew 13:55, Mark 6:3

Jude is also referred to as Judas in Matthew 13:55. Jude was one of the half-brothers of Jesus. He is the author of the New Testament epistle that bears his name. Nothing more is known about him.

Romans 16:15

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Acts 27:1, 3

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Romans 16:7

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Acts 1:21 - 23, 18:7, Colossians 4:11

For Justus, also referred to as Joseph and Barsabas, please see his listing under Joseph (Barsabas, Justus).

For two other men named Justus, one a Christian living in Corinth and the other who lived in Colosse, please see their listing in people connected to Paul.

John 11, 12, Luke 16

Interestingly, the two people named Lazarus in the New Testament are both fairly well known. The first is a beggar in Jesus' often taught Lazarus and the Rich Man parable given to underscore the perils of a hard heart.

The second Lazarus is the man publically resurrected from the dead shortly before Jesus' crucifixion. This Lazarus, as well as his sisters Mary and Martha, lived in Bethany. He got deathly ill while Jesus was traveling with his disciples. The Lord, who knew of his sickness, allowed him to die so that the glory of God and His son could be manifested to the world (John 11:4, 15). Lazarus was brought back to life four days after his demise (verse 17).

Lebbaeus (Lebbeus)
Matthew 10:3

Lebbaeus is another name for Judas (not Iscariot) in the King James Bible. Other translations call him Lebbeus. He is also known as Thaddeus in the New Testament. See our listing for Judas (Lebbeus, Thaddeus) above.

Mark 2:14, Luke 3;24, 29, 5:27, 29

Levi is another name for Matthew in the King James and other translations. For more information please see our listing for Matthew.

2Timothy 4:21

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2Timothy 1:5

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Acts 13:1, Romans 16:21

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Luke (Lucas)
Colossians 4:14, 2Timothy 4:11
Philemon 1:24

Luke is also called Lucas in the King James translation of Philemon 1:24. Luke, whom the Apostle Paul lovingly referred to as "the beloved physician" (Colossians 4:14), was one of the four gospel writers. He also penned the book of Acts, which delineates the history of the early New Testament church with a special focus on Paul's ministry.

Luke journeyed with Paul on part of his second and third missionary journeys. For more information please see listing under those connected to the Apostle Paul.

Luke the Evangelist
Luke the Evangelist
Frans Hals, c. 1625

Acts 16:14 - 15, 40

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Lysias (Claudius Lysias)
Acts 21:31 - 33, 22:24 - 29, 23:26, 24:7, 22

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Acts 13:1

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Mark (John Mark, Marcus)
Acts 12:12, 25, 15:37 - 39, Colossians 4:10
Philemon 1:24, 1Peter 5:13, 2Timothy 4:11

Mark is also referenced as John Mark. In the King James Bible he is also referred to as Marcus in Colossians 4:10, Philemon 1:24 and 1Peter 5:13. He authored one of the four gospel accounts and was a cousin of Barnabas. He abruptly left Paul and Barnabas during the first half of Paul's first missionary journey. For still more information, see Mark's listing under those connected to the Apostle Paul.

John 11:1 - 5, 12:2
Luke 10:38 - 42

Martha is the sister of Lazarus and Mary. They all lived in the small village of Bethany.

Martha, when Jesus came by for a visit, busied herself with various tasks while her sister Mary intently listened to Christ. The Lord, when Martha pointed out that Mary was not helping her, gently corrected her misplaced priorities.

Martha was also involved in requesting Jesus visit Lazarus while he was sick. Her belief in the Messiah was confirmed when she, and many others, witnessed Lazarus coming out of his tomb alive!


Other than Jesus' mother and Mary Magdalene, there are at least five additional Marys mentioned in the New Testament.

Mary, the sister of Lazarus and Martha (John 11:1 - 2, 19), was the woman who intently listened to Jesus' teachings as Martha toiled to prepare food (Luke 10:39 - 42). Later, when Lazarus got deathly sick, she and her sister requested Jesus heal him (John 11:3). After her brother was allowed to die she mourned losing him until the Lord resurrected him back to life (John 11:19 - 45).

Martha's sister Mary was also the woman who, six days before Jesus' last Passover, anointed his feet with an expensive ointment (John 12:1 - 8).

Mary, the wife of Cleopas (John 19:25), was one of several women who witnessed Jesus' crucifixion.

Mary, the mother of James and Joses (Matthew 27:56), was one of the women who viewed Jesus' crucifixion. She also witnessed his burial, prepared spices for his body, and came to his tomb early on a Sunday morning. She was one of several females who informed the apostles and many others that Christ had risen from the dead (Mark 15:47, 16:1 - 8, Matthew 28:1, Luke 24:10).

Mary, the mother of John Mark (Acts 12:12), maintained one of the many house churches in Jerusalem for early Christian believers. The Apostle Peter, after his miraculous release from prison, went straight to her place to tell others what happened to him (verses 3 to 12).

Lastly, the Apostle Paul, writing from Corinth, greets a woman named Mary living in Rome (Romans 16:6).

Mary (mother of Jesus)
Matthew 1:16, 18, 20, 2:11, 13:55
Mark 6:3, Luke 1:27 - 56, 2:5 - 34
Acts 1:14

Mary, according to the New Testament, was a descendant of King David. God, while she was betrothed to Joseph, choose her to bear His son. After Jesus' birth Mary and Joseph would produce at least four boys and two girls (Matthew 13:55, Mark 6:3).

Surprisingly, Mary is only rarely mentioned in relation to Jesus' ministry. She was the person who spurred Christ's first public miracle at a wedding in Cana (John 2:1 - 11). During the Lord's second year of his ministry she and her family sought to speak with him (Mathew 12:47 - 50). She was also, of course, present when the Lord was crucified. After Jesus' resurrection she gathered with 120 other believers in Jerusalem (Acts 1:13 - 14).

Mary Magdalene
Matthew 27:56, 61, 28:1
Mark 15:40, 47, 16:1, 9
Luke 8:2, 24:10, John 19:25, 20:1, 20:18

Mary Magdalene received the last part of her name from her hometown of Magdala, which is located on the western shore of the Sea of Galilee. Mary is arguably the most well known female follower of Christ during his ministry (next to his mother).

Magdalene not only traveled with Christ but also financially supported him after she had seven demons cast out of her (Luke 8:1 - 3). Please see our dedicated article on Mary Magdalene for more information and also our map showing where Mary lived.

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