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The 12 Apostles tribes.
« on: November 16, 2009, 11:48:59 PM »
Does anyone know if it says anywhere in the Bible what tribe each of the Apostles came from?  I'm curious if each Apostle came from a different tribe of the Jews.   ???

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« Reply #1 on: November 17, 2009, 05:06:59 AM »
Which twelve? The twelve disciples excluding Judas and including Matthias?

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« Reply #2 on: November 17, 2009, 01:05:41 PM »
Which twelve? The twelve disciples excluding Judas and including Matthias?
 

 ::smile::  Both.

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« Reply #3 on: November 17, 2009, 01:38:09 PM »
Which twelve? The twelve disciples excluding Judas and including Matthias?
 

 ::smile::  Both.

Interesting question.  There were two groups of brothers though-- (Andrew and Peter) and (John and James)---so most likely the brothers represented the same tribes they both came from----meaning that all 12 didn't come from different tribes---therefore all 12 tribes were not represented by the 12 Apostles.

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« Reply #4 on: November 17, 2009, 01:50:17 PM »
Which twelve? The twelve disciples excluding Judas and including Matthias?
 

 ::smile::  Both.

Interesting question.  There were two groups of brothers though-- (Andrew and Peter) and (John and James)---so most likely the brothers represented the same tribes they both came from----meaning that all 12 didn't come from different tribes---therefore all 12 tribes were not represented by the 12 Apostles.

I think that Matthew and Thomas were brothers too. Good point Fish, I am having some difficulty finding what tribes they were from, maybe you can help, have you any resources that have that info? I have looked in McClintocks cyclopedia and a couple of other reference books but nothing yet.

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« Reply #5 on: November 17, 2009, 02:20:08 PM »
Which twelve? The twelve disciples excluding Judas and including Matthias?
 

 ::smile::  Both.

Interesting question.  There were two groups of brothers though-- (Andrew and Peter) and (John and James)---so most likely the brothers represented the same tribes they both came from----meaning that all 12 didn't come from different tribes---therefore all 12 tribes were not represented by the 12 Apostles.

I think that Matthew and Thomas were brothers too. Good point Fish, I am having some difficulty finding what tribes they were from, maybe you can help, have you any resources that have that info? I have looked in McClintocks cyclopedia and a couple of other reference books but nothing yet.

I've seen something somewhere that suggests John's father was a priest (so levite) but I can't remember what the explanation was.  I think the suggestion was that it explained why John could go into the High Priests house. Also the room of the last Supper was John's father's crash pad in Jerusalem for when he was officiating in the temple.

Not sure if that was just fanciful or whether there was something solid behind it.

Sorry I can't remember anything more specific.

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« Reply #6 on: November 17, 2009, 02:39:47 PM »
If anyone comes across a resource with this info please let me know, i would be very interested in adding it to my library.

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« Reply #7 on: November 17, 2009, 04:23:20 PM »
Which twelve? The twelve disciples excluding Judas and including Matthias?
 

 ::smile::  Both.

Interesting question.  There were two groups of brothers though-- (Andrew and Peter) and (John and James)---so most likely the brothers represented the same tribes they both came from----meaning that all 12 didn't come from different tribes---therefore all 12 tribes were not represented by the 12 Apostles.

I think that Matthew and Thomas were brothers too. Good point Fish, I am having some difficulty finding what tribes they were from, maybe you can help, have you any resources that have that info? I have looked in McClintocks cyclopedia and a couple of other reference books but nothing yet.

Are you sure it wasn't James the son of Alphaeus that he was considered to be a brother of?  Matthew is often associated with the tax collector Levi the son of Alphaeus.

My guess is most of them were from Judah, with maybe a few from Levi or Benjamin or some of the other tribes that bordered on Judah before the captivity. 

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« Reply #8 on: November 17, 2009, 04:27:06 PM »
If anyone comes across a resource with this info please let me know, i would be very interested in adding it to my library.

Thanks guys for your help.  What started me wondering was someones post somewhere that said the 12 Apostles would judge the 12 tribes in the Millenium.  I just wondered if each judge would be from the tribe that he judged?

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« Reply #9 on: November 17, 2009, 07:17:09 PM »
If anyone comes across a resource with this info please let me know, i would be very interested in adding it to my library.

Thanks guys for your help.  What started me wondering was someones post somewhere that said the 12 Apostles would judge the 12 tribes in the Millenium.  I just wondered if each judge would be from the tribe that he judged?
The Apostles judged the 12 tribes of Israel during the millennium just as Jesus said they would (in the regeneration) AD26-66.  We see them in the New Jerusalem, after Satan's "little season." (Rev.21:12)

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« Reply #10 on: November 17, 2009, 07:24:13 PM »
If anyone comes across a resource with this info please let me know, i would be very interested in adding it to my library.

Thanks guys for your help.  What started me wondering was someones post somewhere that said the 12 Apostles would judge the 12 tribes in the Millenium.  I just wondered if each judge would be from the tribe that he judged?
The Apostles judged the 12 tribes of Israel during the millennium just as Jesus said they would (in the regeneration) AD26-66.  We see them in the New Jerusalem, after Satan's "little season." (Rev.21:12)

 rofl  I love you rezar, you make my life brighter.  It's going to be fun laughing with you in Heaven.   ::angel::

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« Reply #11 on: November 18, 2009, 05:57:06 AM »
Which twelve? The twelve disciples excluding Judas and including Matthias?
 

 ::smile::  Both.

Interesting question.  There were two groups of brothers though-- (Andrew and Peter) and (John and James)---so most likely the brothers represented the same tribes they both came from----meaning that all 12 didn't come from different tribes---therefore all 12 tribes were not represented by the 12 Apostles.

I think that Matthew and Thomas were brothers too. Good point Fish, I am having some difficulty finding what tribes they were from, maybe you can help, have you any resources that have that info? I have looked in McClintocks cyclopedia and a couple of other reference books but nothing yet.

Are you sure it wasn't James the son of Alphaeus that he was considered to be a brother of?  Matthew is often associated with the tax collector Levi the son of Alphaeus.

My guess is most of them were from Judah, with maybe a few from Levi or Benjamin or some of the other tribes that bordered on Judah before the captivity. 

That's very possible, my thinking has been wrong a time or two, maybe more. ::pondering::

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Re: The 12 Apostles tribes.
« Reply #12 on: November 18, 2009, 12:40:04 PM »
The Bible says Paul was from the tribe of Benjamin.

It also says that Simon (not Peter) was a Canaanite, so he wasn't even originally a Jew. (Mat 3:18)  He may have been a proselyte who converted to Judaism prior to his conversion to Christianity.