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A-Z: General definitions: Twelve
DefinitionSignificant number in the Bible. There were twelve tribes of Israel. Jesus chose twelve disciples to accompany, work with and learn from him and, in due course, take his message to others. They were Simon Peter, Andrew, James and John (sons of Zebedee), Philip, Bartholomew, Thomas, Matthew (Levi), James son of Alphaeus, Thaddeus (Jude), Simon the Cananean, and Judas Iscariot who betrayed Jesus.
The Christian Bible consists of the Old Testament scriptures inherited from Judaism, together with the New Testament, drawn from writings produced from c.40-125CE, which describe the life of Jesus and the establishment of the Christian church.
The Old Testament frequently refers to Israel as the Promised Land allocated to God's children. Prophecies refer to it as his chosen nation and the one out of which the Messiah would come.
The name given to the man believed by Christians to be the Son of God. Also given the title Christ, meaning 'anointed one' or Messiah. His life is recorded most fully in the Four Gospels.
1. Term meaning learner or follower. 2. Used in the New Testament in particularly of the twelve apostles of Jesus. 3. Now applied more generally to all Christians.
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