Strong's Concordance, Greek Dictionary

Messenger, he that is sent, a delegate; specially, an ambassador of the Gospel; officially a commissioner of Christ ("apostle") (with miraculous powers)

Greek: ἀπόστολος, apostolos (G652)

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Here are apostle, messenger, he that is sent and related words in the Bible. What does the source Greek word ἀπόστολος mean and how is it used in the Bible? Below are the English definition details. Also below are examples within Bible verses highlighted in yellow (follow this link to go there). Tap or hover on blue, underlined words to see more original scripture and meanings. Information sourced from Strong's Concordance[1].

Definition Details

Strong's Number: G652

Greek Base Word: ἀπόστολος

Usage: Apostle, messenger, he that is sent

Definition: A delegate; specially, an ambassador of the Gospel; officially a commissioner of Christ ("apostle") (with miraculous powers).

Detailed definition:

  1. A delegate, messenger, one sent forth with orders.
    1. Specifically applied to the twelve apostles of Christ.
    2. In a broader sense applied to other eminent Christian teachers.
      1. Of Barnabas.
      2. Of Timothy and Silvanus.

Derived terms: From G649.

See also:

  1. G649


  1. Biblical International Phonetic Alphabet: ɑˈpo.sto.los
  2. Modern International Phonetic Alphabet: ɑˈpow.stow.lows
  3. Transliteration: apostolos
  4. Biblical Pronunciation: ah-POH-stoh-lose
  5. Modern Pronunciation: ah-POH-stoh-lose

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