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The Apostles and their history



NAME
SURNAME
PARENTS
HOME
BUSINESS
WRITINGS
WORK
DEATH
uSimon
Peter or Cephas meaning Stone
Jonah
Early life in Bethsaida later in Capernaum
Fisherman
1 Peter, 

2 Peter,

Mark (?)

A missonary among the Jews as far as Babylon. 1 Peter probably Rome
Crucified head downward at Rome.
uAndrew
..
Johah
Early life in Bethsaida later in Capernaum
Fisherman
..
Preached in Scythia, Greece and Asia Minor.
Crucified on cross.
uJames, the greater or elder
Boanerges meaning Sons of Thunder
..Zebedee and Salome
Bethsaida and afterwards in Jerusalem
Fisherman
..
Preached in Jerusalem and Judea.
Beheaded by Herod in 44 A.D. at Jerusalem.
uJohn, the beloved disciple
..   ..
Fisherman
Gospel of John, 

3 Epistles

Revelations

Labored among the churchs of Asia Minor especailly Ephesus.
Banished to Patmos in 95 A.D. Recalled. Died a natural death.
uJames, the less or younger
..
Alphaeus or Cleophas and Mary
Galilee
..
Epistle of James
Preached in Palestine and Egypt. Bishop of Jerusalem (?)
Crucified in Egypt or thrown from a pinnacle.
uJude
Same as Thaddaeus and Lebbaeus
..
Galilee
..
Epistle of Jude
Preached in Assyria and Persia
Martyred in Persia.
uPhilip
.. ..
Bethsaida
.. ..
Preached in Phrygia
Died a martyr at Hierapolis in Phrygia.
uBartholomew
Nathaniel
..
Cana of Galilee
.. .. ..
Flayed to death
uMatthew
Levi
Alpheus
Capernaum
Tax Collector 
(publican)
Gospel of Matthew
..
Died a martyr in Ethiopia
uThomas
Didymus
..
Galilee
.. ..
Claimed by the Syrian Christians as the founder of their church: perhaps also in Persia and India.
Shot by arrows while at prayer.
uSimon
Cananaean or Zelotes
..
Galilee
.. .. ..
Crucified
uJudas
Iscariot
..
Kerioth of Judea
.. .. ..
Suicide
nSaul
Paul
Son of Pharisee
Born in Tarsus, a city in Cilicia / Damascus
Tent Maker
1st & 2nd Corinthians,
1st & 2nd Thessalonians,
1st & 2nd Timothy,
Philemon,
Colossians,
Ephesians,
Galatians,
Romans,
Philipians,
Titus.
Preached in Antioch, Iconium, Cyprus, Lystra, Troas, Phrygia, Philippi, Lydia, Galatia, Thessalonian, Derby, Corinth, Ephesus, Macadonia, Areopagus, Jerusalem, Asia Minor, Syria, Cilicia, Athens, Caesarea, Rome, Tyre
Died in Roman confinement or custody. 

Believed to have been executed in 69 A.D. (?)

Note: uApostle for the Jews.
Note:  nApostle for the Gentiles.