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The 12 Apostles (cont.)

Christian tradition has generally passed down that all but one were martyred, with John surviving into old age. Only the death of James, son of Zebedee is described in the New Testament, and the details of the other deaths are the subject of pious legends of varying authenticity. In some cases there is near unanimity in the tradition, and in other cases, there are widely varying and inconsistent accounts.

Replacement picked by the surviving eleven:

  • Matthias, Judas’ replacement, was stoned and beheaded.



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