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The 12 Apostles of Jesus
These are some of the questions that are most commonly asked about the 12 Apostles of Jesus. Who were the 12 Apostles of Jesus Christ? What were the names of the twelve apostles? Define apostle? What is an apostle? How did the apostles die? What apostle replaced Judas? And what is the Apostles Creed?

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What were the Names of the 12 Apostles of Jesus?
What were the names of the twelve apostles? The following list details the names of the 12 Apostles of Jesus Christ:

List of Names of the 12 Apostles of Jesus
1. Peter (also known as Simon Peter)
2. Andrew (the brother of Simon Peter)
3. James (the son of Zebedee)
4. John (the brother of James)
5. Philip
6. Bartholomew
7. Thomas
8. Matthew
9. James the Less (the son of Alphaeus)
10. Jude Thaddaeus (also known as Judas the brother of James)
11. Simon the Zealot
12. Judas Iscariot (who betrayed Jesus)
List of Names of the 12 Apostles of Jesus

 

The 12 Apostles of Jesus - What apostle replaced Judas?
The name of the Apostle who replaced Judas was Matthias.

The 12 Apostles of Jesus - Define Apostle
What is an apostle? Definition of Apostle: An apostle was one of the original 12 disciples chosen by Christ to preach his gospel. The 12 Apostles of Jesus were missionaries, or leaders of the religious mission in the early Christian Church. The concept of apostle is as a divinely commissioned messenger of the good news of salvation through Jesus Christ. The twelve apostles were the followers of Jesus Christ who were sent to spread the Christian message after his death and resurrection.

The 12 Apostles of Jesus - Disciples or Apostles?
What was the difference between the term Disciple and Apostle? In the History of Christianity, the term disciple was given to the students of Jesus during his ministry. They are referred to as Apostles after the death of Jesus when they moved on to become missionaries.

The 12 Apostles of Jesus - The Apostles Creed
What is the Apostles Creed? The Apostles Creed is an early statement of the teachings of the New Testament about the nature of God, Jesus, and the work of the Holy Spirit in the Church. See the following link for full details of the Apostles Creed:

Apostles Creed

The 12 Apostles of Jesus - How did the Apostles die?
How did the apostles die? What happened to them on their missionary journeys?

The 12 Apostles of Jesus Christ
The 12 Apostles of Jesus are detailed in the New Testament of the Holy Bible in the following books:

  • The four Gospels - Matthew, Mark, Luke, John
  • The Acts of the Apostles - a history of the early Christian Church
  • The Epistles - letters of instruction and doctrine by Peter, Paul, John and others to the early, newly established churches

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The Apostle Peter (Simon Peter)
The Apostle Peter (AKA Simon Peter) was the son of Zebedee and Salome and the brother of James, another of the Twelve Apostles. Simon was called "Rock" (Peter) by Jesus. Peter was the leader of the apostles, after Jesus' ascension. Peter was a married fisherman who worked with his brother Andrew in Capernaum, fishing in the Sea of Galilee.

The Apostle Peter

The Apostle Andrew
The Apostle Andrew was Simon Peter's brother. Before Andrew met Jesus, he had been a disciple of John the Baptist and he introduced Peter to Jesus.

The Apostle Andrew

The Apostle James
The Apostle James was the son of Zebedee and the older brother of John the Apostle. James was a fisherman. James and John were called "Sons of Thunder" by Jesus.

The Apostle James

The Apostle John
The Apostle John along with Andrew had been disciples of John the Baptist. James and John were called "Sons of Thunder" by Jesus. John was the "beloved disciple" who sat next to Jesus during the Last Supper.

The Apostle John

The Apostle Philip
The Apostle Philip became the sixth disciple of Jesus and introduced Bartholomew to Jesus. Philip went to Samaria where he preached and performed miracles.

The Apostle Philip

The Apostle Bartholomew
The Apostle Bartholomew (also known as Nathaniel) and is believed to have preached the gospel in Armenia, India, Mesopotamia, Persia and Phrygia.

The Apostle Bartholomew

The Apostle Thomas
The Apostle Thomas (also known as Didymus) from where the term 'Doubting Thomas' is derived because he did not believe in the resurrection and that Jesus had appeared to the other disciples.

The Apostle Thomas

The Apostle Matthew
The Apostle Matthew was formerly a tax collector at Capernaum. Matthew wrote the first book of the New Testament.

The Apostle Matthew

The Apostle James the Less (the son of Alphaeus)
The Apostle James (the son of Alphaeus) was also called "James the Less" and "James the Younger"  who wrote the epistle of James.

The Apostle James the Less

The Apostle Jude Thaddaeus (also known as Judas, or Jude, the brother of James)
The Apostle Jude Thaddaeus (also known as Judas the brother of James).

The Apostle Simon
The Apostle Simon was called "the Zealot" was given the authority to cast out unclean spirits and to heal the sick.

The Apostle Judas Iscariot
The Apostle Judas Iscariot was called "the Twin". Judas betrayed Jesus for 30 pieces of silver. During the Last Supper, Jesus foretold of the betrayal by Judas. He betrayed Jesus in the Garden of Gethsemane.

The Apostle Matthias
The Apostle Matthias was chosen to become the 12th Apostle after the death of Judas Iscariot.

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