The Apostles: Cleopas

The earlier Christian writer Hegesippus wrote that based on interview he conducted, Cleopas to be the brother of Joseph, the earthly father of Jesus.

The name Cleopas means “glory to the father”.

The only mention of him is found at the end of Luke. Cleopas and another unnamed man are walking from Jerusalem to Emmaus when a newly resurrected Jesus appears to them. They are kept from recognizing Jesus until their eyes are opened when they enjoy a meal together and Jesus breaks the bread. The two men hasten back to tell the disciples. {Luke 24: 13-27}

Some historians believe he may be the same as the wife of Clopas mentioned as standing near the cross. {John 19:25}

We know he was important enough for Jesus to show himself to on the road to Emmaus.

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