Levi Ben Alpheus
Pronunciation: LEE-vai + ben + AL-fee-uhs
First Reference: Yeshua 3:22
And there were of John’s disciples who followed after Yeshua, Andrew Bar Jonas, the
brother of Simon; John Bar Zebedee, the brother of James; Philip of Bethsaida, the
son of Jabesh the fisherman; and James Ben Alpheus, the brother of Levi.
See: James Ben Alpheus
Summary: Levi and James were cousins of Yeshua, being the sons of Alpheus, the brother
of Joseph. The brothers were originally disciples of John the Baptizer, but became
followers of Yeshua after John declared him as the Anointed One (Y:3:20-21).