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Jesus chooses the twelve apostles
Dictionaries
The Lexham Bible Dictionary
Twelve, the
Twelve, the Twelve, The. A term used in the New Testament to refer to Jesus’ most prominent group of disciples.
The Anchor Yale Bible Dictionary
Twelve, the
TWELVE, THE. In the gospel of Mark, the Twelve (hoi dōdeka; anathrous in Mark 3:14) are a group of disciples chosen by Jesus to be his special companions (Mark 3:14; 4:10; 11:11; 14:17). They were particularly instructed by Jesus (Mark 9:35; 10:32) and were sent by him to proclaim the coming of the
Baker Encyclopedia of the Bible
Twelve, The
Twelve, The. Designation for the 12 disciples/apostles in 1 Corinthians 15:5.See Apostle, Apostleship.
Tyndale Bible Dictionary
Twelve, the
TWELVE, THE Designation for the 12 apostles in 1 Corinthians 15:5 and other verses. See Apostle, Apostleship.
The HarperCollins Bible Dictionary (Revised and Updated)
Twelve, The
twelve, the, a group chosen by Jesus to accompany him and share his ministry. The twelve are listed in four different places in the nt, but the lists show some variance (Matt. 10:2–4; Mark 3:16–19; Luke 6:13–16; Acts 1:13–14; cf. John 6:70). The most significant difference is that Matthew and Mark both
Eerdmans Dictionary of the Bible
Twelve, the
Twelve, theThe central circle of Jesus’ disciples, whom he called to be apostles. The term “the Twelve” appears in all four Gospels (even after the death of Judas at John 20:24; cf. Luke 24:9). Lists of the Twelve in the Synoptic Gospels and Acts agree on the number but not entirely on their names (Matt.
Eerdmans Bible Dictionary
Twelve, the
Twelve, the (Gk. hoi dó̄deka). The central circle of Jesus’ disciples, whom he called to be apostles. The term “the Twelve” appears in all four Gospels (even after the death of Judas at John 20:24; cf. Luke 24:9). Lists of the Twelve in the Synoptic Gospels and Acts agree on the number but not entirely
Harper’s Bible Dictionary
Twelve, the
Twelve, TheTwelve, the, a group chosen by Jesus to accompany him and share his ministry (Matt. 10:1–4; Mark 3:13–19; Luke 6:13–16; cf. John 6:70; Acts 1:13). The number apparently refers to the twelve tribes of Israel (Matt. 19:28) and symbolizes the restoration of Israel. As witnesses to his ministry
Nelson’s New Illustrated Bible Dictionary
Twelve, the
TWELVE, THE — a term for the band of Jesus’ closest disciples (Mark 4:10). Early in His ministry Jesus selected 12 of His followers and named them “apostles” (Luke 6:12–16). They are also referred to as the “twelve disciples” (Matt. 10:1). Jesus appointed them to travel with Him, preach, heal, and cast
Dictionary of Jesus and the Gospels, Second Edition
3. The Twelve Apostles
3. The Twelve ApostlesThe authors of the Gospels do not provide much detail about the Twelve, nor does Luke in the book of Acts provide information about either the background or the work of the Twelve, whom he lists in Acts 1:8 (note in Acts 1:26 the addition of Matthias replacing Judas Iscariot).
All the People in the Bible: An A–Z Guide to the Saints, Scoundrels, and Other Characters in Scripture
Twelve Apostles, The
Twelve Apostles, TheThe band of the twelve apostles is one of the most famous groups of all time, yet one about which we know almost nothing. They changed the world, yet all we know about many of them is their names, and we are not even sure of some of those. The traditional list is as follows:1Andrew
Key passages
Mk 3:13–19

And he went up on the mountain and summoned those whom he wanted, and they came to him. And he appointed twelve, so that they would be with him and so that he could send them out to preach and to have authority to expel demons. And he appointed the twelve. …

Lk 6:12–16

Now it happened that in these days he went away to the mountain to pray, and was spending the whole night in prayer to God. And when day came, he summoned his disciples and chose from them twelve, whom he also named apostles: Simon (whom he also named Peter) …