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  • (son of Tolmai), one of the twelve apostles of Christ.

    Smith's Bible Dictionary

  • The most extreme and eccentric allusion to the importance of the twelve apostles occurs in the Pistis Sophia, ch.

    The Mission and Expansion of Christianity in the First Three Centuries

  • In the catalogue of the apostles he is coupled with Matthew in (Matthew 10: 3; Mark 3: 18; Luke 6: 15) and with Philip in (Acts 1: 13) All that we know of him is derived from the Gospel of St. John; and this amounts to three traits, which, however, so exactly agree together that, slight as they are they place his character before us with a precision which belongs to no other of the twelve apostles except Peter,

    Smith's Bible Dictionary

  • The twelve apostles shall sit upon twelve thrones (next Christ) to judge the twelve tribes, who refused to hear the gospel preached by their ministry; and all the saints, in honour and order, shall stand next to them, as judges also, to judge the evil angels, and earthly-minded men

    The Practice of Piety: Directing a Christian How to Walk, that He May Please God.

  • Another remarkable religious ceremony in which the emperor plays the leading part, and which is only to be witnessed nowadays at the Court of Vienna, is the washing of the feet of twelve aged men on the Thursday of Holy Week, in memory of the washing of the feet of the twelve apostles on the first Holy Thursday by the Founder of Christianity.

    The Secret Memoirs of the Courts of Europe

  • The dramatic lighting made the setting look like some kind of neomodern painting – the twelve apostles at the last supper.

    Deception Point

  • Over the alter is a painting of Christ and his twelve apostles at ye passover supper very naturally drawn, and over it a Large window full of fine paintings – the history of the testaments.

    Through England on a Side Saddle in the Time of William and Mary


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