(1.) The father of James the Less, the apostle and writer of the epistle (Matt. 10:3; Mark 3:18; Luke 6:15; Acts 1:13), and the husband of Mary (John 19:25). The Hebrew form of this name is Cleopas, or Clopas (q.v.). (2.) The father of Levi, or Matthew (Mark 2:14).
And as he passed by, he saw Levi the son of alphaeus sitting at the place of toll, and he saith unto him, “Follow me.”
The Bible Story Rev. Newton Marshall Hall
And on the ground that Clopas is another form of the name alphaeus, this James has been thought by some to be the same as 2.
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alphard language (Named after the brightest star in Hydra) A Pascal-like language developed by Wulf, Shaw and London of CMU in 1974. Alphard supports data abstraction using the ‘form’, which combines a specification and an implementation. [“Abstraction and Verification in Alphard: Defining and Specifying Iteration and Generators”, Mary Shaw, CACM 20(8):553-563, Aug 1977]. (1995-05-10) Historical […]
alphavirus alphavirus al·pha·vi·rus (āl’fə-vī’rəs) n. A member of the genus Alphavirus. Alphavirus n. A genus of viruses of the Togaviridae family.
noun (Greek myth) a river god, lover of the nymph Arethusa. She changed into a spring to evade him, but he changed into a river and mingled with her Historical Examples This he did by turning the rivers alpheus and Peneus through them. Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 2, Slice 8 Various When the day […]
the use of barley meal as a means of divination. Historical Examples By alphitomancy, cried up by Theocritus in his Pharmaceutria. Gargantua and Pantagruel, Complete. Francois Rabelais The expression which I should have employed was alphitomancy, a divination “by meal, flower, or branne.” The Medicine-Men of the Apache. (1892 N 09 / 1887-1888 (pages 443-604)) […]