And when it was day, he called unto him his disciples: and of them he chose twelve, whom also he named apostles;
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Eusebius of Caesarea
But our Lord and Savior, not very long after the beginning of his preaching, called the twelve apostles and to them alone of all his disciples he gave the name of apostles as a special honor. Later he proclaimed seventy others, and them also he sent out two by two in advance of himself into every place and city where he himself was to come.