No, this is not "The Da Vinci Code" part two. Yeshua really had more than just twelve disciples.
Luke 6:13-16 records the list of the twelve disciples:
- Simon (Peter)
- James (the son of Alphaeus)
- Simon, the Zealot
- Judas (the brother of James)
- Judas Iscariot
While it is common to refer to "the twelve disciples", there were actually more than twelve.
Luke 9:1-6 records that Yeshua sent out the twelve with instructions to preach the kingdom of G-d.
Luke 10 records another seventy who were sent out by Yeshua to preach the kingdom of G-d with the same instructions:
Now after this the Lord appointed seventy others, and sent them in pairs ahead of Him to every city and place where He Himself was going to come. (Luke 10:1)
We know these were disciples because Yeshua tells them, "The harvest is plentiful, but the laborers are few; therefore beseech the Lord of the harvest to send out laborers into His harvest." (Luke 10:2). These are the same words found in Matthew 9-
Then He said to His disciples, "The harvest is plentiful, but the workers are few. Therefore beseech the Lord of the harvest to send out workers into His harvest." (Matthew 9:37-38)
At least three of these other disciples are named:
- Joseph (called Barsabas and surnamed Justus) (Acts 1:23)
- Matthias (chosen to replace Judas Iscariot in Acts 1:23-26)
- Cleopas (Luke 24:18)
According to the Bible, it appears that there were at least 82 disciples, although the twelve are mentioned the most often.