Apostle

An apostle is a messenger and ambassador.

Apostle and apostles may also refer to:

In religion:
* The Twelve Apostles, 12 of Jesus' disciples chosen by him and given "the Great Commission"
* The Seventy Disciples, referred to as Seventy Apostles by the Orthodox Church
* Apostle (Latter Day Saints), a position within The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints and other denominations of the Latter Day Saint movement
* Chief Apostle, highest minister in the New Apostolic Church
* Rasul, Islamic prophet or messenger, sometimes translated "apostle" (Muhammad is known as "Rasūlullāh", "Apostle of God")

In art and entertainment:
* "The Apostle", a 1997 film directed by and starring Robert Duvall
* "The Apostles" (Elgar), a 1903 choral work by Edward Elgar
* "El Apóstol", the world's oldest animated feature film, 1917, Argentina
* The Apostles, a punk rock band from the 1980s
*Apostle of Hustle, a Canadian indie rock band
* Apostle (production company), a television production company founded by Jim Serpico and Denis Leary
* 12 Apostles (record label)
* Apostles of the Stars, a group of villains from the "Black Cat" manga and anime series
* The 7 Apostles, characters from the "Chrono Crusade" manga series
* Rufus, the thirteenth apostle, a character in "Dogma" (film)

Elsewhere:
* Cambridge Apostles, a secret society at the University of Cambridge
* Apostle Plant, the "Neomarica" genus of plants, which closely resemble irises
* The Squad (IRA unit) also known as the Twelve Apostles, an Irish Republican Army unit founded by Michael Collins

ee also

*Twelve Apostles (disambiguation)
*Apostolic (disambiguation)
*Disciple (disambiguation)
* Apostol (first and family name)
* Apóstol
* Muravyov-Apostol


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  • Apostle — A*pos tle, n. [OE. apostle, apostel, postle, AS. apostol, L. apostolus, fr. Gr. ? messenger, one sent forth or away, fr. ? to send off or away; ? from + ? to send; akin to G. stellen to set, E. stall: cf. F. ap[^o]tre, Of. apostre, apostle,… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • APOSTLE — (Gr. messenger ), in early Christian usage, term applied to the disciples of jesus whom he had sent out to preach his message, and occasionally also applied to other missionaries of the early period. Outside the New Testament the noun ἁπόστολος… …   Encyclopedia of Judaism

  • apostle — (n.) O.E. apostol messenger, especially the 12 witnesses sent forth by Jesus to preach his Gospel, from L.L. apostolus, from Gk. apostolos messenger, person sent forth, from apostellein send away, send forth, from apo from (see APO (Cf. apo )) +… …   Etymology dictionary

  • apostle — ► NOUN 1) (Apostle) each of the twelve chief disciples of Jesus Christ. 2) an enthusiastic and pioneering supporter of an idea or cause. ORIGIN Greek apostolos messenger …   English terms dictionary

  • apostle — [ə päs′əl] n. [ME < OE apostol < LL(Ec) apostolus < Gr apostolos, person sent forth < apostellein < apo , from + stellein, to send: see STILL1] 1. a person sent out on a special mission 2. [usually A ] any of the twelve disciples… …   English World dictionary

  • apostle — index disciple, partisan Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 …   Law dictionary

  • apostle — [n] preacher; supporter advocate, champion, companion, converter, evangelist, follower, herald, messenger, missionary, pioneer, propagandist, proponent, proselytizer, witness; concepts 359,361 …   New thesaurus

  • apostle — apostlehood, apostleship, n. /euh pos euhl/, n. 1. any of the early followers of Jesus who carried the Christian message into the world. 2. (sometimes cap.) any of the original 12 disciples called by Jesus to preach the gospel: Simon Peter, the… …   Universalium

  • Apostle —    A person sent by another; a messenger; envoy. This word is once used as a descriptive designation of Jesus Christ, the Sent of the Father (Heb. 3:1; John 20:21). It is, however, generally used as designating the body of disciples to whom he… …   Easton's Bible Dictionary

  • apostle — a|pos|tle [əˈpɔsəl US əˈpa: ] n [Date: 900 1000; : Late Latin; Origin: apostolus, from Greek, bringer of messages, apostle , from apostellein to send away , from apo ( APOCALYPSE) + stellein to send ] 1.) one of the 12 people chosen by Jesus… …   Dictionary of contemporary English

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