By Torrance Grey on March 08, 2018
The words and works of the twelve disciples of Jesus Christ are throughout the New Testament, from the early chapters of the gospels through the book of Acts, and then in the epistles (letters) that they wrote to believers in the early church. Some of Jesus's disciples are only briefly named in the gospels, their words and deeds largely a mystery to us. Others became legendary. A notable example of the latter is Peter, now known as St. Peter to Roman Catholics. He rose from being an unschooled fisherman, quick to speak and rash in action, to the "rock" upon which Christ founded his church.
How much do you know about these men who left their everyday lives to follow Jesus? You probably know which one betrayed Jesus for 30 pieces of silver. But do you remember the controversial former profession of the disciple Matthew? Or which of them is considered to be the first Pope? How about the name by which "Nathanael" in the gospel of John is called in the other three (synoptic) gospels?
There's a lot to dig into here. Our quiz will test you pretty thoroughly on your knowledge of Jesus's first followers -- so try your luck now! Is it cheating to have a Bible at hand while you take it? That's between you and the Man Upstairs!