Who were the Twelve Apostles?

The Twelve Apostles were the disciples of Jesus Christ.   They accompanied him  on his travels and promised to spread the word of God after his death.

Their names were Peter, Andrew, James and John (the sons of Zebedee), Bartholomew, Thomas, Matthew, Philip and James (sons of Alphaeus), Thaddeus, Simon the Zealot and Judas Iscariot.

Judas Iscariot  betrayed Jesus by identifying him with a kiss to arresting soldiers of the High Priest Caiaphas for a bribe of thirty pieces of silver.

Jesus was then handed over to Pontius Pilate’s soldiers.