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The Apostles
This section of the Online Bible provides details of the 12 Apostles of Jesus. What was 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. The 12 apostles were the followers of Jesus who were sent to spread the Christian message after his death and resurrection. What is the difference between the term Disciple and Apostle? In the History of Christianity, the term disciple is given to the students of Jesus during his ministry. These special followers of Jesus are referred to as Apostles after the death of Jesus, when they moved on to become missionaries.

The Apostles
The life of the Apostles presented in chronological order gives and insight into the major events of their lives. Click on one of the following links to read about the times and life of the Apostles:

The 12 Apostles
The Apostles Creed
How did the Apostles die?
The Apostle Peter
The Apostle Andrew
The Apostle James
The Apostle John

The Apostle Peter
The Apostle Bartholomew
The Apostle Matthew

The Apostle Thomas
The Apostle Philip

The Apostle James the Less
The Apostle Paul

Names of the Twelve Apostles
The following list details the names of the 12 Apostles of Jesus:

List of Names
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

The Lives of the Apostles
The lives of these men 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

Read about their lives and learn about their close association with Jesus. Use this interesting information to help in an online Bible Study Course.

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The Apostles of Jesus Christ

  • Read about their life stories

  • The Life of Peter the Apostle

  • Short, concise biographies of the Apostles

  • The Apostles Creed

  • History, Life, Biography, Facts and Information about the Apostles

  • Dates of Death and how the Apostles died

  • History, Story and Legends

  • The Apostles of Jesus

Read about the lives of the Apostles with facts and information about their lives and their deaths.

The Apostles

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