Question: What were the professions of the twelve apostles?  I know four were fishermen.  What about the rest? Answer: The original twelve apostles were: Simon Peter or Cephas fisherman – Matthew 4:18 Andrew fisherman – Matthew 4:18 James fisherman – Matthew 4:18 John fisherman – Matthew 4:18 Philip Nathaniel or Bartholomew Levi or Matthew tax…

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Question: It seems Paul compromised what he taught and preached. It’s like me saying I’m going to a bar to get drunk and preach Christ Paul was a self-appointed apostle. When Christ chose the other twelve apostles, they were a witness to each other. Paul appears to be a bully and argued with everyone. He…

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Question: Why were there only 12 apostles? Answer: Certain numbers appear frequently through the text of the Bible, much more frequently than you would expect from mere chance. Twelve is one such number and its repeated use indicates foreshadowing in the Bible and it is a reflection of the fact that the whole Bible is…

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Question: Where were Jesus’ apostles from? Were they Jewish before the Jesus met them? Answer: Judaism is both a religion and a nationality. All twelve of the apostles were born in Israel and were Jewish by both descent and by religious practice. All twelve ate the Passover meal with Jesus at the last supper (Luke…

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Question: I know that apostle Paul was educated. What about the other apostles. Where they educated? Answer: Of Peter and John we are specifically told, “Now when they saw the boldness of Peter and John, and perceived that they were uneducated and untrained men, they marveled. And they realized that they had been with Jesus”…

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Question: How did each of the 12 original apostles die, and where are the records of their deaths found in the Bible? Answer: The New Testament, for the most part, was written by the apostles or those close to them. As such you would expect the records to end before the authors died, and such…

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Question: What were the names of Jesus’s twelve apostles? Answer: At times, names can be confusing because we use a variety of names for ourselves. There is our birth name, our common name, and our nickname. We find that happening in Scriptures. One of Jesus’s apostles was named Simon, but Jesus gives him the nickname…

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Question: What did Paul mean by “chiefest of the apostles” in II Corinthians 11:5? Answer: The context of this verse reads: “Oh, that you would bear with me in a little folly–and indeed you do bear with me. For I am jealous for you with godly jealousy. For I have betrothed you to one husband, that…

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