The Fate Of The Apostles

The Fate Of The Apostles

What was The Fate Of The Apostles? These have been compiled from various sources, most are passed down through the early church through stories, and may or may not be accurate.

Matthew / Levi suffered martyrdom either by being burned alive or being slain with a sword at a city in Ethiopia.

Mark died in Alexandria, after being dragged through the streets.

Luke was hanged on an olive tree in Greece.

John was thrown into boiling oil but escaped death, and was banished to Patmos where he died of old age around A.D. 98.

(Simon) Peter was crucified in Rome with his head downwards in A.D. 68 by Emperor Nero, after watching his wife being crucified.

James, the Son of Zebedee, was beheaded in Jerusalem by King Herod Agrippa 1 in A.D. 44. His death is the only recorded one in the Bible, and is the most accurate and reliable. (Acts 12:2 - "He had James, the brother of John, put to death with the sword.")

James Alpheus (the Less) was thrown from the temple roof, stoned and then crucified in Jerusalem.

Philip was either hanged or stoned to death at Heiropolis in Phrygia.

Bartholomew / Nathanael was flayed with a whip and skinned alive in Armenia, then tied up in a sack and thrown into the sea.

Andrew was scourged and bound to an X shaped cross where he preached until he died 2 days later in Greece.

Thomas was run through the body with a spear at Coromandel in India then burned in an oven.

Thaddaeus / Judas / Lebbaeus was shot by arrows then beaten with a club in Greece around A.D. 72.

Matthias was stoned, then beheaded in Jerusalem.

Simon the Zealot was crucified in Europe.

Paul after being tortured, was beheaded in Rome by the Emperor Nero.