The Twelve Apostles of Jesus: Their Forgotten History
The Apostles of Jesus were twelve ordinary Jewish men who, literally, walked upon the face of the earth with the Son of God. And in doing so, they changed the course of human history. And we know almost nothing about them . . . Until now.
The author’s name is Richard Orzeck and he is a practicing veterinarian living in upstate New York. For the last seven years, he has visited sixteen countries on three continents researching, photographing, and learning all that is humanly possible to know about these twelve men.Using scholarly sources, modern translations of the ancient texts, and the often-ignored concept of local tradition, the author follows the lives of each of the Twelve Apostles. He begins with their calling by the Lord, then documents the most likely geographical locations of their evangelical missions, and finally shares with his readers the locations of their deaths by martyrdom. Also, as well as it can be known, the author goes one step further and tells the reader the fascinating stories of the far-flung postmortem journeys of each apostle’s earthly remains and informs us of where their tombs can be visited today.