Twelve - Vine's Expository Dictionary of New Testament Words
Twelve[ 1,,G1427, dodeka ]
is used frequently in the Gospels for the twelve Apostles, and in Acts 6:2; 1 Corinthians 15:5; Revelation 21:14; of the tribes of Israel, Matthew 19:28; Luke 22:30; James 1:1; Revelation 21:12 (cp. Revelation 7:5-Revelation 7:8; Revelation 12:1); in various details relating to the heavenly Jersalem, Revelation 21:12-Revelation 21:21; Revelation 22:2. The number in general is regarded as suggestive of Divine administration.