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The early Church Fathers taught that the twelve Apostles corresponded to the twelve tribes of Israel, even though each Apostle was not from a different tribe. For example: To these He gave authority to preach the Gospel, being twelve in number, corresponding [lit. in witness to] to the twelve tribes of Israel. The Epistle of Barnabas (late 1st/...



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