12 apostles bio
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Peter was born in Betsaida. He was the son of Jona and the brother of another apostle, Andrew. Peters occupation was a professional fisherman. He also denied Jesus and being an apostle to him when Jesus got arrested.
Andrew Brother of peter and son of Jona. Andrew was the first of Jesus' apostles. He was a martyr in Patros "Andrew hung upon the cross three whole days, suffering dreadful pain but continuing constantly to tell the people around him of the love of Jesus Christ. The people, as they listened to him, began to believe his words and asked the governor to let him be taken down from the cross. Not liking to refuse them, he at last ordered the ropes to be cut but when the last rope was severed, the body of the apostle fell to the ground quite dead."
James (son of Zebedee)
He was one of the three apostles of the inner circle of Jesus which were: Peter, James, and John. It is believed that James was a first cousin to Jesus. James was also the first of Jesus' apostles to be martyred.
John (son of Zebedee)
He was the Brother of James and was in Jesus' inner circle. He was the only apostle to die peacefully and he was also the last living apostle of Jesus.
Philip was said to be of the Jewish tribe of Zebulon. Philip was around 87 years old when martyred in Hierapolis.
it is said that he prayed a hundred times a day and a hundred times a night. Also it is said that his voice sounded like a trumpet. The apostle Bartholomew is said to have been martyred in the year 68 AD.
Thomas was a fisherman of Galilee. He was the Apostle that doubted Jesus' resurrection. After regaining his faith the apostle Thomas is said to have been a fearless evangelist and a great builder of churches.
He was a tax collector and was also known as Levi. Matthew was a gifted writer, an ardent disciple, and was perhaps the best educated of any of the Twelve Apostles. It is said Matthew was martyred in Parthia.
James ( the son of Alphaeus)
He was called James the Lesser because he was brother of Matthew. It is said that James was stoned in Jerusalem for preaching Christ and buried by the Sanctuary.
Jude ( Thadaaeus )
Jude was one of the first apostles to leave Jerusalem for a foreign country.
Simon (the zealot)
believed to have left Jerusalem and traveled first to Egypt and then through North Africa to Carthage. From there he went to Spain and then north to Britain. He also preached with another apostle, Jude after the death and resurrection of Christ. He was martyred in Persia (Simon being sawn into and Jude being martyred with a halberd.)
He was the only one of the Twelve Apostles who was not a Galilean. He was the apostle who betrayed Jesus by turning him in. In feeling sorrow for his crime of betrayal, he did not seek to atone for his sin to the One (Jesus) whom he had wronged, but , rather, went to his accomplices in crime (the priests) and there sought to set himself aright. Because those whom he had served in his selfishness failed him at the end (the priests), he went out and hanged himself.
He replaced Judas (Iscariot). He, along with the apostles Jude (Thaddaeus), Bartholomew, Simon the Zealot and Andrew are credited by Armenian tradition as the apostles who evangelized Armenia.
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