I had the pleasure of reviewing Sean McDowell's excellent book The Fate of the Apostles. You can find our review here. His book is an excellent treatment of the historicity of the apostles and their martyrdoms.
In this featured blog post, McDowell shares a simple case for the historicity of the Twelve.
His case includes:
1. Multiple Attestation
2. Criterion of Embarrassment3. Lack of Flowery Details in the Early Church
4. Onomastic Studies
You can read Sean's case here.
Sean recently debated mythicist Ken Humphreys on Premier Christian Radio and you can listen to that here.
Courage and Godspeed,