The apostles picked an individual who had been a part of the secondary group of disciples Jesus had.  This man was named Matthias, and despite what some believe about Paul, Matthias is most likely God’s approved choice as the twelfth apostle since we clearly seeing the bunch praying for God’s wisdom in picking the replacement.

With our next question approaching, I’m getting help from Paul, John Mark and Barnabas.  What other name does Barnabas have?