An Apostle of Christ and a friend of Philip in the New Testament (John 1:45–51). He came from Cana in Galilee (John 21:2). Christ said that Nathanael was an Israelite without guile (John 1:47). He and Bartholomew are generally thought to be the same person (Matt. 10:3; Mark 3:18; Luke 6:14; John 1:43–45).