(abbreviation of Cleopatros), one of the two disciples with whom Jesus conversed on the way to Emmaus on the day of the resurrection (Luke 24:18). We know nothing definitely regarding him. It is not certain that he was the Clopas of John 19:25, or the Alphaeus of Matt. 10:3, although he may have been so.
His companion said nothing; he knew the bitterness that made cleopas speak this way.
Afterward he appeared to cleopas and another disciple as they journied to Emmaus.
And as we have no better ground for finding in Clopas the cleopas of Luke xxiv.
Do you think others will be crucified on his cross, cleopas?
cleopas and his friend rushed up the stairs and burst into the upper room.
"When we first saw him, we did not know who he was," said cleopas.
One of them was named cleopas; the name of the other has not been given in the gospel by Saint Luke, where this story is told.
They stood still, with sorrowful faces; and cleopas answered this stranger.
In the instant before he spoke, cleopas realized that something had changed since he had left in the morning.