Appendix Two: Uses of Apostolus, i 139
APPENDIX TWO Uses of Apostolus, i There are a total of 639 uses of apostolus in the corpus of Tertullian. It is used in the singular 378 times, and in the plural 261 times. When used in the singular, there is no name given 323 times. Of these 323 occurrences, 321 are references to Paul, with twenty-seven of these taken from the Pastoral Epistles. If these twenty-seven are removed, 296 occurrences remain, with 294 referring to Paul, which is equal to 99.3%. This suggests that when Tertullian uses the singular form of apostolus with no attached name, that it is a clear indication that he is referencing the Apostle Paul. The texts below are listed in alphabetical order. Key P—Paul G—Group of apostles NN—Not named. This abbreviation designates that there is no particu- lar apostle named, and yet the context suggests the identity of a particular apostle ?—Denotes that the context is unclear concerning the exact identity of the apostle or apostles *—Denotes a reference to one of the Pastoral Epistles. Appendix Two 140 Text Reference Special notes An. 2.7 P - NN * An. 3.1 P - NN An. 9.4 P - NN An. 11.3 P - NN An. 16.6 P - NN An. 17.14 G - Paul? An. 18.12 P - NN An. 20.3 P - NN * An. 21.4 P - NN An. 23.2 G - Paul is included An. 28.1 G - Paul is included An. 33.6 P - NN An. 34.2 Refers to the...
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