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The replacement for Judas as twelfth apostle according to Acts 1

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Matthias was the 12th Apostle based on Revelation 21:14; so St. Paul cannot be an apostle just a messenger? [closed]

The city was built on twelve foundation stones. On each of the stones was written the name of one of the Lamb's twelve apostles. - Revelation 21:14 On the basis 12 Apostles were already picked - ...
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Reason for the choice of new 12th Apostle?

In Acts 1:20–26, the Apostles are choosing the 12th Apostle who will replace Judas: 20 Peter continued, “This was written in the book of Psalms, where it says, ‘Let his home become desolate, with ...
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Did the early Church fathers see a distinction between Matthias' and Paul's apostleship appointment, considering Paul's peculiar verbiage choice?

When reading the appointment of Matthias, you come across very specific actions and precise language. Consider, of course: Acts 1:21-26 ESV 21 So one of the men who have accompanied us during all ...
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What is the basis for arguing that Paul should have been selected as the 12th apostle instead of Matthias?

Commentators on the story of Acts 1:15–26, where the Apostles select Matthias to replace Judas as the 12th apostle, often say vague things like: Some have held that the choice of Matthias was ...