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Alphaeus (from Greek: Ἀλφαῖος) is a man mentioned in the New Testament as the father of two of the Twelve Apostles, namely: Matthew the Evangelist James, son of AlphaeusHe is implied to be the father of: Joseph or JosesAnd in Church tradition he is the father of: Abercius HelenaUsually, in the Western Catholic tradition, there are believed to be two men named Alphaeus. One of them was the father of the apostle James and the other the father of Matthew (Levi). Though both Matthew and James are described as being the "son of Alphaeus," there is no Biblical account of the two being called brothers, even in the same context where John and James or Peter and Andrew are described as being brothers. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Alphaeus has received more than 176,227 page views. His biography is available in 18 different languages on Wikipedia. Alphaeus is the 1,687th most popular religious figure (down from 1,526th in 2019).

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Among religious figures, Alphaeus ranks 1,687 out of 2,238Before him are Jan Łaski, Prosper Grech, Caspar Schwenckfeld, Don Alden Adams, Franz König, and Michel Lotito. After him are Ignaz von Döllinger, Henri Langlois, Bernardino López de Carvajal, Giovanni Colombo, Eudoxius of Antioch, and Gregorio Barbarigo.

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