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    Born Cana, Galilee, Roman Empire Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Gender Male 
    Name Nathanael  [1
    _UID C7E85204D4672A42877F1E5A7FFB0431D958 
    Died Albanopolis, Armenia Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Buried Rome, Italy Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    Basilica of St. Bartholomew 
    • Personal name meaning, Son of Tolmai or Gift of GOD. One of the twelve apostles (Matt 10:3; Acts 1:13); generally supposed to have been the same as Nathanael. In the synoptic gospels Philip and Bartholomew are always mentioned together, while Nathanael is never mentioned; in the fourth gospel, on the other hand, Philip and Nathanael are similarly mentioned together, but nothing is said of Bartholomew. He was one of the disciples to whom our Lord appeared at the Sea of Tiberias after his resurrection (John 21:2). He was also a witness of the Ascension (Acts 1:4, 12, 13). He was an 'Israelite indeed' (John 1:47).

      bartholomew (4)

      Matt 10:3, Mark 3:18, Luke 6:14, Acts 1:13

      nathanael (6)

      John 1:45-49 (5), John 21:2

      Mission to India
      Two ancient testimonies exist about the mission of Saint Bartholomew in India. These are of Eusebius of Caesarea (early 4th century) and of Saint Jerome (late 4th century). Both of these refer to this tradition while speaking of the reported visit of Pantaenus to India in the 2nd century. The studies of Fr A.C. Perumalil SJ and Moraes hold that the Bombay region on the Konkan coast, a region which may have been known as the ancient city Kalyan, was the field of Saint Bartholomew's missionary activities.

      In Armenia
      Saint Bartholomew Monastery at the site of the Apostle's martyrdom in historical Armenia, now ruinous.

      Along with his fellow apostle Jude "Thaddeus", Bartholomew is reputed to have brought Christianity to Armenia in the 1st century. Thus, both saints are considered the patron saints of the Armenian Apostolic Church.

      One tradition has it that Apostle Bartholomew was executed in Albanopolis in Armenia. According to popular hagiography, the apostle was flayed alive and beheaded. According to other accounts he was crucified upside down (head downward) like St. Peter. He is said to have been martyred for having converted Polymius, the king of Armenia, to Christianity. Enraged by the monarch's conversion, and fearing a Roman backlash, king Polymius's brother, prince Astyages, ordered Bartholomew's torture and execution, which Bartholomew endured. However, there are no records of any Armenian King of the Arsacid dynasty of Armenia with the name Polymius. Current scholarship indicates that Bartholomew more likely died in Kalyan in India, where there was an official named Polymius.
    Person ID I3262  z-Bible Genealogy
    Last Modified 28 Jul 2019 

    Father APOSTLES,   d. Yes, date unknown 
    Family ID F1400  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Photos

    The Martyrdom of Saint Bartholomew by Jusepe de Ribera circa. 1634

  • Sources 
    1. [S1] Wikipedia, Bartholomew the Apostle.

    2. [S1] Wikipedia, Apostles.