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In this study of temperament, I take nine of the “Twelve Types” from the ranks of the original Apostles. There are three men named in Matthew's list, James the son of Alpheus, Lebbaeus, and Bartholomew, about whom we know little or nothing. The sketches made of their characters and service have been almost entirely fanciful. I therefore deem it wise to omit any study of those three men, supplying their places with chapters on Barnabas, Paul, and Jesus, about whom we know so much.
In making this study I have received many useful suggestions from Edward A. George's “The Twelve," Bernard C. Clausen's “Pen Portraits of the Twelve,” J. W. G. Ward's “The Master and the Twelve," and from A. B. Bruce's “The Training of the Twelve,” which is old, but rich in content.
“He ordained twelve that they should be with Him and that He should send them forth.” He wrote no books. He devised no stately liturgy.