🔼The name Bartholomew in the Bible
The one and only Bartholomew (or rather Bartholomaios) in the Bible is one of Jesus' twelve apostles. Three out of four gospels tell of Bartholomew (Matthew 10:3, Mark 3:18 and Luke 6:14) and always in close proximity to Philip, but John doesn't mention him at all.
John, however, talks of a man named Nathanael, who was introduced to Christ by Philip, the associate of Bartholomew (John 1:45 and 21:2). This led scholars to assume that Bartholomew and Nathanael are the same person — a man named Nathanael Bartholomew.
🔼Etymology of the name Bartholomew
The name Bartholomew consists of two elements, the first being בר (bar), the Aramaic word for son:
The name Talmai may mean My Furrow, Plowman, Furrows, or Hill Man.
The name Bartholomew means Son Of Talmai, and thus Son Of A Plowman, or Son Of Furrows, etcetera.