Jesus forewarned his disciples about future persecutions and not to fear death. All 11 disciples would later face persecution and all, but one of them, martyrdom. This is how Christian history and tradition has recorded their deaths:

  • Peter: Crucified upside down on a cross in Rome in 68AD.
  • James (son of Zebedee): Executed by Herod Agrippa in 44AD.
  • John (son of Zebedee): The only disciple to live out his life but died in prison on the Isle of Patmos in 95AD.
  • Andrew: Crucified at Patrae in Achaia at an unknown date.
  • Philip: Tortured and crucified in Phrygia in 54AD.
  • Bartholomew: Crucified for not denying his faith in 70AD.
  • Matthew: Beheaded at Nad-Davar in approx. 65AD.
  • Thomas: Burned alive for his testimony in 70AD.
  • James (son of Alphaeus): Cast off the temple in Jerusalem and beaten to death for not denying the resurrection in 63AD.
  • Simon the Zealot: Executed in Syria in approx. 74AD.
  • Judas Thaddeus: Beaten to death in Mesopotamia in 72AD.
  • Judas: Hanged himself in Jerusalem in 33AD