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   THE names of the twelve. Simon Peter; Andrew his brother; James the son of Zebedee; John his brother; Philip; Bartholomew; Thomas; Matthew the publican; James the son of Alphaeus; Labbaeus, who was surnamed Thaddaeus; Simon the Cananite; Judas Iscariot, in whose stead came in Matthias.

   The names of the seventy4. James, the son of Joseph; Simon the son of Cleopas; Cleopas his father; Joses; Simon; Judah; Barnabas; Manaeus (?); Ananias, who baptised Paul; Cephas, who preached at Antioch; Joseph the senator; Nicodemus the archon; Nathaniel the chief scribe; Justus, that is Joseph, who is called Barshabbâ; Silas; Judah; John, surnamed Mark; Mnason, who received Paul; Manaël, the foster-brother of Herod; Simon called Niger; Jason6, who is (mentioned) in the Acts (of the Apostles); Rufus7; Alexander; Simon the Cyrenian, p. 114 their father; Lucius the Cyrenian; another Judah, who is mentioned in the Acts (of the Apostles); Judah, who is called Simon; Eurion (Orion) the splay-footed; Thôrus (?); Thorîsus (?); Zabdon; Zakron. These are the seven1 who were chosen with Stephen: Philip the Evangelist, who had three2 daughters that used to prophesy; Stephen; Prochorus; Nicanor; Timon; Parmenas; Nicolaus3, the Antiochian proselyte; Andronicus4 the Greek; Titus; Timothy.

   These are the five who were with Peter in Rome: Hermas; Plîgtâ; Patrobas; Asyncritus; Hermas.

   These are the six7 who came with Peter to Cornelius: Criscus8 (Crescens); Milichus; Kîrîtôn (Crito); Simon; Gaius, who received Paul; Abrazon (?); Apollos.

   These are the twelve who were rejected from among the seventy, as Judas Iscariot was from among the twelve, because they absolutely denied our Lord's divinity at the instigation of Cerinthus. Of these Luke said, 'They went out from us, but they were not of us10;' and Paul called them 'false apostles and deceitful workers11.' Simon; Levi; Bar-Kubbâ; Cleon; Hymenaeus; Candarus12; Clithon (?); Demas; Narcissus; Slîkîspus (?); Thaddaeus; Mârûthâ. In their stead there came in these: Luke the physician; Apollos the elect; Ampelius; Urbanus; Stachys; Popillius (or Publius)13; Aristobulus; Stephen (not the Corinthian); Herodion the son of Narcissus; Olympas; Mark the Evangelist; Addai; Aggai; Mâr Mâri.

   It is said that each one of the twelve and of the seventy wrote a Gospel; but in order that there might be no contention and that the p. 115 number of 'Acts' might not be multiplied, the apostles adopted a plan and chose two of the seventy, Luke and Mark, and two of the twelve, Matthew and John.



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3 See Matt. x, Mark iii, Luke vii, Acts i; and Pseudo-Dorotheus, Migne, Dict. des Apocr., vol. ii, p. 207.

4 See Assemânî, Bibl. Orient., iii, pt. i, pp. 319-320, where lists of the twelve apostles and seventy disciples are given from the Vatican MS. of the Book of the Bee, from the Commentary of Bar-Hebraeus on St. Matthew, and from the Synopsis of `Amr and Mâri, etc.

6 Acts xvii. 5-9.

7 The Oxford MS. omits Rufus. Rom. xvi. 13.

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1 So all the MSS., but ten names follow, or eleven, if we read Andronicus, Junias, Titus.

2 In Acts xxi. 9, Philip is said to have had four daughters. The Oxford MS. reads four.

3 Acts vi. 5.

4 Rom. xvi. 7.

7 Seven names follow in all the MSS.

8 2 Tim. iv. 10. The Oxford MS. omits Criscus and Gaius.

10 See 1 John ii. 19. Solomon is mistaken as to the author of these words.

11 2 Cor. xi. 13.

12 Oxford MS. Alexander.

13 Oxford MS. Paul.