The theologian Tertullian reported that John was plunged into boiling oil but miraculously escaped unscathed.
In the original apocryphal Acts of John, the apostle dies; however, later traditions assume that he ascended to heaven.
Officially, the apostle’s grave is at Ephesus.
How was John the Apostle killed?
According to Tertullian (in The Prescription of Heretics) John was banished (presumably to Patmos) after being plunged into boiling oil in Rome and suffering nothing from it. It is said that all in the audience of Colosseum were converted to Christianity upon witnessing this miracle.
Where was the apostle John buried?
Basilica of St. John, Turkey
Did the same John write the Gospel and Revelation?
The author of the Book of Revelation identifies himself only as “John”. Traditionally, this was often believed to be the same person as John, son of Zebedee, one of the apostles of Jesus, to whom the Gospel of John was also attributed.
Who wrote the Gospel of John?
1) There is no way that the Fourth Gospel was written by John Zebedee or by any of the disciples of Jesus. The author of this book is not a single individual, but is at least three different writers/editors, who did their layered work over a period of 25 to 30 years.