Apostles

A messenger or person sent on an errand. In Christianity, a person sent into the world to preach about Jesus Christ.

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Generally, figures sent on an errand; messengers. Specifically used in the context of Christian iconography to refer to the 12 witnesses sent forth to preach the words of Jesus Christ.

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Bibliography

  1. 1.  The Getty Art & Architecture Thesaurus, 300343837. The J. Paul Getty Trust.