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Apostle Apollo

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The holy, glorious, all-laudable '''Apostle Apollo''', also '''Apollos''' (in Greek: Απολλως), is numbered among the [[Apostles|Seventy Apostles]]. Apollo is a contraction of Apollonius. Apollo was a well educated Jew from Alexandria who was a companion and active [[missionary]] with [[Apostle Paul]], particularly in Corinth.
Apparently already well versed in the [[Holy Scripture|Scriptures]] and probably influenced by the teaching of disciples of [[John the Forerunner|John the Baptist]], Apollo became known to Paul in [[Ephesus]] where [[Apostle Aquila|Aquila]] and Priscilla spoke with him and instructed him more accurately in the ways of God ([[Acts of the Apostles|Acts]] 18:24-28, 19:1-7). Later, he appears as an important personage in Corinth where Paul refers to him as part of the community (1 Corinthians 3:6, and 4:6). That he was an important companion of Paul’s mission is shown when later in his letter from Ephesus, Paul refers to Apollo’s coming visit to Corinth (1 Corinthians 16:12).

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