always named first
when the apostles are listed in
the synoptic gospels and the Acts of the Apostles.
He (Jesus) appointed the twelve:
Simon, whom he
; James, son of Zebedee, and John ...
The names of the twelve apostles are these: first,
Simon called Peter
, and his brother Andrew; James,
the son of Zebedee, and his brother John;
When day came, he called his disciples to himself, and
from them he chose Twelve, whom he also named
Simon, whom he named Peter
, and his
brother Andrew, James, John, Philip, Bartholomew, . . .