Anonymous asked in Society & CultureReligion & Spirituality · 1 decade ago

How and Why did John and Peter die?

What exactly did they die for? and when was it?

6 Answers

  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago
    Best Answer

    "Other accounts" may not be inerrant, but they are at least as reliable as any other non-Scriptural first-century accounts -- and the obvious fact is that the Apostles all did die regardless of whether or not the details are in the Bible. Peter's upside-down crucifixion in Rome, and John's natural death (perhaps on Patmos, perhaps in Ephesus) have been generally accepted, at least by most people who acknowledge that the church had an active history and didn't somehow hang in suspension from the time of the Apostles until the Bible was translated into English.

  • gina
    Lv 6
    1 decade ago

    John according to history was the only apostle to die of old age all the rest were martyered.Peter being one of them and for the sake of preaching the Good news about Jesus Christ.

    Acts 5:28,29

    Matthew 23:34,35

    Matthew 10:22,23

    John 15:20 John 16:2

    Source(s): The Bible
  • 1 decade ago

    According to Foxes 'Book of Martyrs' Peter was crucified upside down in Rome. They tried to kill John by pouring boiling oil over him but he didn't die. I don't know if that is true because it is extra biblical but it could be.

  • 1 decade ago

    Peter was crucified upside down for his faith.

    John was boiled in oil but not harmed. After that John was exiled to the Isle of Patmos where he wrote the Revelation of Jesus Christ. He apparently died a natural death.

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  • 1 decade ago

    Peter was executed for his faith during the Roman persecution of Catholics. If John lived in the Roman Empire he probably died (or was killed) for the same reasons. Catholics were not liked for a while in Rome.

    (EDIT: I don't know if John was killed. The poster above could be right. Links anyone?)

  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    The only two apostle's deaths in scripture are Judas and James. The other accounts are not reliable.

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