Peter Paul Rubens: St. Matthias. The eleven surviving apostles nominated him along with Joseph Barsabbas, then cast lots – pebbles or sticks tossed from a container, then interpreted as a sign of God’s preference – as described in Acts 1:23. Matthias took his place among the apostles before Pentecost, after which nothing further is definitely known about him.

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