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Vine's Expository Dictionary of NT Words
is used frequently in the Gospels for the twelve Apostles, and in Acts 6:2; 1 Corinthians 15:5; Revelation 21:14; of the tribes of Israel, Matthew 19:28; Luke 22:30; James 1:1; Revelation 21:12 (cp. 7:5-8; 12:1); in various details relating to the heavenly Jersalem, Revelation 21:12-21; 22:2 . The number in general is regarded as suggestive of Divine administration.
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Vines, W. E., M. A. Entry for 'Twelve'. Vine's Expository Dictionary of NT Words. https://www.studylight.org/dictionaries/eng/ved/t/twelve.html. 1940.