Twelve Apostles

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Twelve Apostles

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Twelve Disciples:

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[Gr.,=envoy], one of the prime missionaries of Christianity. The apostles of the first rank are saints Peter, Andrew, James (the Greater), John, Thomas, James (the Less), Jude (or Thaddaeus), Philip, Bartholomew, Matthew, Simon, and Matthias (replacing Judas Iscariot).
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The most engaging and persuasive discussion concerns Paul's self-defense against the charge that he was not a "legitimate" or "approved" apostle of Christ.
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