Popular focus on the New Testament of the Bible always revolves around the four canonical gospels. The life and ministry of Jesus Christ and his death at the hands of Judea’s Roman governors receives the lion’s share of the attention.
Pushed to look further, some will reference Paul’s letters to just about everyone preaching the word of this new, Christian god. If you are more edgy you might also mention the Book of Revelations, the crazy drugs vision which bookends the Biblical narrative and which has caused spirited debate ever since.
However there are other aspects of the New Testament which receive less attention. The twelve Apostles and their fates are among the chief of these. Tradition has it that eleven of them died horribly, but the fate of only two are recorded in the Bible itself.
So, what happened to the closest confidants of Jesus?
9. The Other James
10. Jude and Simon the Zealot
Top Image: The Twelve Apostles with Jesus. Source: Андрей Николаевич Миронов (A.N. Mironov) / CC BY-SA 4.0.
By Joseph Green