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The Apostles of Jesus Christ - Notes

The Original 12 Disciples

All but Judas Iscariot become Apostles

1. Peter = Simon or Simon Peter
Brother of Andrew, son of Jonah
Discipled under John the Baptist
Main subject of Book of Acts ch’s 1-15
Wrote 1&2 Peter
Crucified in Rome

2. Andrew
Brother of Peter, son of Jonah
Discipled under John the Baptist
Missionary to Asia/Western Russia
Crucified on St Andrew’s cross (X-shaped)

3. James
Brother of John, son of Zebedee, “son of thunder”
Discipled under John the Baptist
Beheaded AD 44

4. John
Brother of James, son of Zebedee, “son of thunder”
Discipled under John the Baptist
Wrote Gospel of John, 1, 2, 3 John, Revelation
Boiled in oil, exiled to Patmos

5. Philip
Missionary to Upper Asia
Crucified AD 54

6. Nathanael = Bartholomew
Missionary to India
Beaten and Crucified

7. Thomas = Didymus=”twin” (Doubting Thomas)
Missionary to Iran & India
Martyred by Spear

8. Matthew = Levi,
Brother of James, son of Alphaeus
Wrote the Gospel of Matthew
Missionary to Ethiopia
Martyred AD 60 by halberd

9. James
Brother of Matthew, son of Alphaeus
No other information.

10. Simon Zelotes, the Canaanite
Missionary to Africa and Britain
Crucified AD 74

11. Jude = Judas = Thaddaeus = Lebbaeus
Wrote the Book of Jude
Crucified AD 72

12. Judas Iscariot
Betrayer of Christ
Suicide
Not an Apostle

The 2 Later Apostles

13. Matthias, Judas’ replacement
Stoned & beheaded in Jerusalem

14. Paul = Saul
Main subject of Book of Acts ch’s 9-28
Wrote books 1&2 Corinthians, Galatians, Ephesians, Philippians, Colossians, 1&2 Thessalonians, 1&2 Timothy, Titus, Philemon
Beheaded under Nero in Rome

The Non-apostle Authors of Scripture

15. James (the Less)
Not an Apostle
Wrote under the authority of the apostles at Jerusalem.
Brother of Christ,
Wrote Book of James
Pastured church at Jerusalem
Stoned & clubbed to death at age 94

16. Luke
Not an Apostle,
Wrote under the authority of Paul.
Doctor and “The Great Historian”
Wrote Gospel of Luke and the Book of Acts
Traveled with Paul
Hanged on an olive tree

17. Mark
Not an Apostle,
Wrote under the authority of Peter
Wrote the Gospel of Mark
Traveled with Paul
Dragged to death in Gr. Alexandria

Other non-apostles Barnabas and Apollos are both considerations as the author of the Book of Hebrews.


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