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Apostles, the 12 disciples closest to Jesus, whom he chose to proclaim his teaching: Andrew, John, Bartholomew, Judas, Jude, the two Jameses, Matthew, Peter, Philip, Simon, and Thomas. When Judas died, Matthias replaced him. Paul and Barnabas became known as apostles for their work in spreading the gospel.

See also: Bible.

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