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Which of the 12 Apostles wrote New Testament books?

Matthew 10:2-4 (NLT) -  Here are the names of the twelve apostles: first, Simon (also called Peter), then Andrew (Peter’s brother), James (son of Zebedee), John (James’s brother), Philip, Bartholomew, Thomas, Matthew (the tax collector), James (son of Alphaeus), Thaddaeus, Simon (the zealot), Judas Iscariot (who later betrayed him).

Matthew 10:2 - 4

ESV - 2 The names of the twelve apostles are these: first, Simon, who is called Peter, and Andrew his brother; James the son of Zebedee, and John his brother. 3 Philip and Bartholomew; Thomas and Matthew the tax collector; James the son of Alphaeus, and Thaddaeus.

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Mini Tim Maas Retired Quality Assurance Specialist with the U.S. Army
By my count and understanding, in the authorized 27-book canon of the New Testament (that is, excluding apocryphal writings), there would have been three authors who had been among the original twelve apostles: Matthew (although the gospel bearing his name does not specifically attribute its authorship to him); John (who wrote five of the 27 books (John, 1 John, 2 John, 3 John, and Revelation)); and Peter (who wrote two of the 27 books (1 Peter and 2 Peter)).

My understanding is that Catholics attribute the authorship of the epistle of Jude in the New Testament to the apostle variously known as Judas (not Iscariot), Thaddeus, or Lebbaeus, but Protestants generally do not, instead believing the author to have been a brother of the early church father James (the author of the epistle of James, and not to be confused with the apostles James the son of Zebedee (and brother of John), or James the son of Alphaeus), who are both regarded as "natural" children of Mary the mother of Jesus, subsequent to Jesus' birth, as noted by the residents of Nazareth in Matthew 13:55-56.

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