General meaning of Apostle
Those sent forth with a message (Unger’s Bible Dictionary)
There are 15 apostles definitely named in the bible. The original 12 (Matt. 10:2-4) ” Now the names of the twelve apostles are these; The first, Simon, who is called Peter, and Andrew his brother; James the son of Zebedee, and John his brother;
3 Philip, and Bartholomew; Thomas, and Matthew the publican; James the son of Alphaeus, and Lebbaeus, whose surname was Thaddaeus;
4 Simon the Canaanite, and Judas Iscariot, who also betrayed him”. plus Matthias (Acts 1:24-26) KJV “And they prayed, and said, Thou, Lord, which knowest the hearts of all men, show whether of these two thou hast chosen,
That he may take part of this ministry and apostleship, from which Judas by transgression fell, that he might go to his own place.
And they gave forth their lots; and the lot fell upon Matthias; and he was numbered with the eleven.” The other 2 apostles are named in( Acts 14:14) NIV “But when the apostles Barnabas and Paul heard of this, they tore their clothes and rushed out into the crowd, shouting”.
Are there2 more named in
(Romans 16:7) NIV
“Greet Andronicus and Junias my relatives who have been in prison with me. They are outstanding among the apostles, and they were in Christ before I” Big was ? Was Junias a woman or man? Some versions read Junia
There is Big disagreement in ancient Manuscripts and among Scholars. All over one very small accent mark in the Greek. The root word in Greek is (Iounian. Junia was female and Junias was male (Strong’s Greek
/ Hebrew Dictionary)
Don’t forget (Heb. 3:1)
“Therefore, holy brethren, partakers of a heavenly calling, consider Jesus, the Apostle and High Priest of our confession.” KJV
How many were there?
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