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No, they were just ordinary people that Jesus met on his journeys from city to city, they were usually the people that no one liked or cared about like tax collectors and sinners.

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The answer above is a less than adequate answer to the question!

If the question is, 'Were all twelve apostles from the 12 tribes of Israel?' (that is, 'Were they all Israelites?'), the answer is yes, all twelve were from the 12 tribes of Israel; they were all Israelites.

However, if the questions is, 'Were each of the twelve apostles descendants of a distinct tribe of the 12 tribes of Israel?', the answer is no. Among the twelve apostles there were several pairs of brothers, making it impossible that they could each be a member of a separate tribe.

While some of the 12 that Jesus chose were rejected by general society, such as Matthew, a tax collector for the Roman government, some were from prestigious and well-thought-of families, such as James and John, the sons of Zebedee, who worked as fishermen in the north of the country, but had a home in Jerusalem (Jn. 19:26-27) and were known personally to the High Priest (Jn. 18:15-16). One, Simon the Zealot, may have been part of a strict party of Jews unafraid to use violence to defend the purity of Judaism, which probably made him greatly admired (or feared) in some sectors and looked down on in others. The majority of the twelve, however, seem to have been average people. Peter, for example, was a married man with his own home, working with his brother in their own business (Matt. 8:14; 4:18).These average men had their lives turned upside down by the teaching and life of Jesus.

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It means completeness in an organizational setting. the twelve apostles, the twelve tribes of Israel, and so forth.

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