Apostles

Apostle is derived from the Greek word, ‘apostolos’, which means, ‘one who is sent forth’ as an ambassador, scholar or rabbi. An apostle is a messenger sent directly from God to carry out a specific task or ‘preach’ a certain foresight during his time as a mortal. The word apostle has two significant means, one citing an early Christian apostle directly linked to Jesus Christ and the other is directly a commissioned representative of a congregation, who is given the special task of founding and establishing churches in the Christian faith. Also, it is believed that Jesus appointed twelve disciples to be his first apostles and gave them all sorts of powers from uncontaminating spirits and curing all types of sicknesses. Besides the twelve apostles of Jesus Christ, there were also other apostles including Barnabas, Andronicus and Junias and Epaphroditus. According to the Baha’I faith, the apostles played a crucial role in the development of Bahá'u'lláh’s faith and imparting his teachings around the world. In the Islamic faith, an apostle is any messenger who carries a specific teaching or message from the supreme force to specific regions. Here is a list of famous apostles. Go through their biographies, which include trivia, interesting facts, timeline and life history.

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 1 John the Apostle

John the Apostle.
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Famous As: One of the Twelve Apostles of Jesus
Birthdate: 0006 AD
Birthplace: Bethsaida, Galilee, Roman Empire
Died: 0100 AD
John the Evangelist is known to have authored the Gospel of John. Christians also believe he was the same as John the Apostle, John the Presbyter, and John of Patmos. He is also known as Saint John, and his feast day is celebrated on December 27.

 2 Saint Andrew

Saint Andrew.
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Famous As: Apostle
Birthdate: 0005 AD
Birthplace: Galilee, Israel
Died: November 30, 0060
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 3 Matthew the Apostle

Matthew the Apostle.
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Famous As: Saint
Birthdate: 0000 AD
Birthplace: Nazareth, Israel
Died: 0074 AD

 4 Simon the Zealot

Simon the Zealot.
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Famous As: Apostle
Birthdate: 0000 AD
Birthplace: Cana, Judea
Died: 0069 AD
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 5 Stigand

Stigand.
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Famous As: Advisor
Birthdate: 0000 AD
Birthplace: East Of England, England
Died: February 22, 1072

 6 George A. Smith

George A. Smith.
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Famous As: Political leader
Birthdate: June 26, 1817
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Potsdam, New York
Died: September 1, 1875
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 7 Quadratus of Athens

Quadratus of Athens
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Famous As: Saint
Birthdate: 0100 AD
Birthplace: Athens, Greece
Died: 0129 AD
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 8 Gustav Trolle

Gustav Trolle
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Famous As: Vicar
Birthdate: August 31, 1488
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Småland, Sweden
Died: 1535 AD
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 9 William Richards

William Richards
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Famous As: Missionary
Birthdate: August 22, 1793
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Plainfield, Massachusetts, United States
Died: November 7, 1847

 10 Guðbrandur Þorláksson

Guðbrandur Þorláksson
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Famous As: Bishop
Birthdate: 1541 AD
Birthplace: Stadharbakki, Iceland
Died: July 20, 1627
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 11 Theoleptus Of Philadelphia

Theoleptus Of Philadelphia
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Famous As: Monk
Birthdate: 1250 AD
Birthplace: İznik, Turkey
Died: 1322 AD
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