James the son of Alphaeus

Stefan Roglev

James the Lesser, the son of Alphaeus, is one of the most obscure disciples in the Bible. The only things we know for certain about him is his name, that he was Matthew’s brother, and that he was present in the upper room of Jerusalem after Jesus ascended into heaven.

He was unwilling to deny Christ’s resurrection and was thrown to his death from a pinnacle of the temple in Jerusalem.