Trace the key events in the lives of the remaining apostles.
Most of the remaining apostles were martyred under the command of Nero.
Peter: Was the early leader of the church and the first to leave Jerusalem; He went to Lydda, Joppa and Caesarea then back to Jerusalem; left after James, the brother of John, was executed; within five years he made it up to Antioch, then back to Jerusalem where he defended the incorporation of Gentiles into the church; then he travels to Corinth. In the late 50s he traveled east into Babylonia and finally made it to Rome where he was executed in 64 CE.
James Son of Zebedee: Brother of John, Jesus called them Boanerges: "Sons of Thunder" Peter, James and John constituted a special inner circle as they were there when Jesus was transfigured. Very little information on him after the Resurrection. He was part of the 11 in Jerusalem; after the stoning of Stephen he traveled to Spain. He and Peter were arrested in 44; Herod put him to death and an angel delivered Peter. James was the 1st of the apostles to be martyred.
John Son of Zebedee: Brother of James; the 3rd member of the inner circle—he was called "the disciple that Jesus loved." John took over the responsibilities of caring for Jesus' mother when he was on the cross. John and Peter had close ties to the early church activity and were involved in healing the lame man in the temple. He moved from Jerusalem to Ephesus. He took Paul and Timothy's place in supervising the church. He was exiled to Patmos. After the exile was over John returned to Ephesus and probably died of old age.
Andrew: Brother of Peter; Andrew followed Jesus 1st and brought his brother to Jesus. His role is not significant; he and his brother were fishermen. He was the one who brought the lad with the loaves and fishes to Jesus; He and Philip brought the Greeks to Jesus in the week before the crucifixion; After the resurrection, his life is obscure; He ministered as far as Asia Minor, traveling to Scythia near the Black Sea and to Greece and Macedonia. Tradition have him dying in Patro, Greece in 69.
Philip: Jesus found Philip the day after he met Peter and Andrew. From Bethsaida; Not to be confused with Philip the evangelist; He also traveled to Scythia where he preached for 20 years; Evidence he traveled to South France (Gaul); He then traveled to Asia Minor in Phrygia settling in Hieropolis. He apparently died in here as a martyr at the age of 87.
Bartholomew (Nathanael): Philip and Nathanael are associated in John's gospel it is believed that Bartholomew and Nathanael are the same. Other than this and a note that he and Peter went fishing, he isn't noted; Tradition holds that Bartholomew took the gospel to India; He took a Hebrew (or Aramaic) Gospel of matthew with him; After India he ministered in Armenia. Bartholomew was beheaded there in about 68.
Thomas (Didymus): Didymus means "twin"—no information about his sibling. He is most noted for his "questioning attitude—or doubting Thomas" After the resurrection he traveled east; Some accounts have him visiting Babylon w/Bartholomew and Judas Thaddaeus; Thomas continued to Malabar in south India in approx 50 CE; His life and ministry ended in martyrdom by a spear-thrust in Mylapore, near Madras on the coast of India, probably about 63
Matthew (Levi): Brother to James; Matthew was a writer of the gospel and originally a tax collector; he traveled abroad extensively. Matthew ministered in Ethiopia, Macedonia (Greece), Syria, and Persia (Iran); he probably died in Egypt, probably in Alexandria—date unknown.
James Son of Alpheus: Brother to Matthew; this James was described as "the less"—"the younger." Not the son of Zebedee. Ministered in Syria; little is known. He died by stoning—date unknown.
Judas: 2 disciples shared this very common name; Judas Iscariot and Judas son of James; Matthew and Mark call this Judas "Thaddaeus" He asked Jesus during the Last Supper, "But, Lord, why do you intend to show yourself to us and not to the world?" Judas/Thaddaeus traveled through Armenia, Syria, Arabia, Mesopotamia, and Persia; he was martyred in Syria in about 66.
Simon the Zealot: