What we know about the Twelve Disciples (or Twelve Apostles) mentioned in the New Testament Bible - Bible Blender
Details about the twelve disciples are scarce since the New Testament did not delve deeply into their personal histories. But the apostles are mentioned in other, non-canonical historical writings from the 1st and 2nd century. From these sources, we can piece together a biography of each disciple with various degrees of accuracy. Here is what is generally known about the twelve disciples (and a few other disciples who were close followers of Jesus Christ).