Originally posted by vivify
The Bible doesn't mention Peter being killed, but some Christian traditions hold that he was.
Is this belief considered to be true by most Christians? If so, what basis is there for this to be accepted as true? If not, why do you oppose this view?
Thanks in advance for any insights.
Most Christians that I know of have heard the story.
It was in fact described in the Acts of Peter
which was deemed apocryphal
by the early church. Most of the text concerns a "miracle battle" between Peter and Simon Magus, but the last few chapters do describe the crucifixion of Peter in Rome, under Nero.
According to Wikipedia:
"These concluding chapters describing Peter's crucifixion are preserved separately as the "Martyrdom of Peter" in three Greek manuscripts and in Coptic (fragmentary), Syriac, Ethiopic, Arabic, Armenian, and Slavonic versions. Because of this, it is sometimes proposed that the martyrdom account was the original text to which the preceding chapters were affixed."
This is all I know about it.