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Bible Names H-M: John


John in Easton's Bible Dictionary (1.) One who, with Annas and Caiaphas, sat in judgment on the apostles Peter and John (Acts 4:6). He was of the kindred of the high priest; otherwise unknown. (2.) The Hebrew name of Mark (q.v.). He is designated by this name in the acts of the Apostles (12:12, 25; 13:5, 13; 15:37). (3.) THE APOSTLE, brother of James the "Greater" (Matt. 4:21; 10:2; Mark 1:19; 3:17; 10:35). He was one, probably the younger, of the sons of Zebedee (Matt. 4:21) and Salome (Matt. 27:56; comp. Mark 15:40), and was born at Bethsaida. His father was apparently a man of some wealth (comp. Mark 1:20; Luke 5:3; John 19:27). He was doubtless trained in all that constituted the ordinary education of Jewish youth. When he grew up he followed the occupation of a fisherman on the Lake of Galilee. When John the Baptist began his ministry in the wilderness of Judea, John, with many others, gathered round him, and was deeply influenced by his teaching. There he heard the announcement, "Behold the Lamb of God," and forthwith, on the invitation of Jesus, became a disciple and ranked among his followers (John 1:36, 37) for a time. He and his brother then returned to their former avocation, for how long is uncertain. Jesus again called them (Matt. 4: 21; Luke 5:1-11), and now they left all and permanently attached themselves to the company of his disciples. He became one of the innermost circle (Mark 5:37; Matt. 17:1; 26:37; Mark 13:3). He was the disciple whom Jesus loved. In zeal and intensity of character he was a "Boanerges" (Mark 3:17). This spirit once and again broke out (Matt. 20:20- 24; Mark 10:35-41; Luke 9:49, 54). At the betrayal he and Peter follow Christ afar off, while the others betake themselves to hasty flight (John 18:15). At the trial he follows Christ into the council chamber, and thence to the praetorium (18:16, 19, 28) and to the place of crucifixion (19:26, 27). To him and Peter, Mary first conveys tidings of the resurrection (20:2), and they are the first to go and see what her strange words mean. After the resurrection he and Peter again return to the Sea of Galilee, where the Lord reveals himself to them (21:1, 7). We find Peter and John frequently after this together (Acts 3:1; 4:13). John remained apparently in Jerusalem as the leader of the church there (Acts 15:6; Gal. 2:9). His subsequent history is unrecorded. He was not there, however, at the time of Paul's last visit (Acts 21:15-40). He appears to have retired to Ephesus, but at what time is unknown. The seven churches of Asia were the objects of his special care (Rev. 1:11). He suffered under persecution, and was banished to Patmos (1:9); whence he again returned to Ephesus, where he died, probably about A.D. 98, having outlived all or nearly all the friends and companions even of his maturer years. There are many interesting traditions regarding John during his residence at Ephesus, but these cannot claim the character of historical truth.

John in Hitchcock's Bible Names the grace or mercy of the Lord

John in Naves Topical Bible -1. The Baptist Prophecies concerning Isa 40:3; Mal 4:5,6; Lu 1:11-17 -Miraculous birth of Lu 1:11-20,57-65 -Lives in the desert Mt 3:1; Mr 1:4; Lu 1:80; 3:2,3 -Mission of Mt 17:11; Mr 1:2-8; Lu 1:15-17,76-79; 3:4-6; Joh 1:7,8,15,22-28,31-34; 5:32-35; Ac 13:24,25; 19:4 -Ministry of Mt 3:1-3; Mr 1:4; Lu 3:2,3; Joh 1:6-8 -His influence upon the public mind Mt 3:5,6; 14:5; 21:32; Mr 1:5; 11:32; Lu 3:7,15; 20:6; Joh 1:35-40 -Testifies to the messiahship of Jesus Mt 3:11,12; Mr 1:7,8; Lu 3:16,17; Joh 1:15,26-36; 3:23-36; 5:32,33; 10:41; Ac 13:25 -Teaches his disciples to pray Lu 11:1 -Teaches his disciples to fast Lu 5:33 -The baptism which he taught See BAPTISM -Baptizes Jesus Mt 3:13-16; Mr 1:9-11; Lu 3:21,22; Joh 1:32 -The testimony of Jesus concerning (see below, Jesus discourses upon) Joh 5:32-35; Mt 17:12,13; 21:32; Mr 9:13 -His ministry not attested by miracles Joh 10:41 -Reproves Herod Antipas on account of his incest; Herod imprisons him, and beheads him Mt 4:12; 14:1-12; Mr 6:16-29; 9:13; Lu 3:18-20 -Sends two disciples to Jesus Mt 11:2-6; Lu 7:18-23 -Herod Antipas falsely supposes Jesus to be Mt 14:1,2; 16:14; Mr 6:14,16; Lu 9:19 -Character of Mr 6:20; Joh 5:35 -Jesus discourses upon Mt 11:7-19; Lu 7:24-33 -Affected probably by the doctrines of the stoics Mt 11:18; Mr 1:6; Lu 1:80 -A Nazarite Mt 11:18; Lu 1:15; 7:33 -2. The Apostle Intimately associated with Jesus Joh 13:23-26; 21:20 Is present when Jesus performs the following miracles The healing of Peter's mother-in-law Mt 8:14,15; Mr 1:30,31; Lu 4:38,39 The raising of the daughter of Jairus Mr 5:37; Lu 8:51 The two catches of fish Lu 5:10; Joh 21:1-7 The transfiguration Mt 17:1; Mr 9:2; Lu 9:28 Is present with Jesus in the garden of Gethsemane Mt 26:37; Mr 14:33; Lu 22:39 Intolerance of Mr 9:38; Lu 9:49,50,54-56 Civil ambitions of Mt 20:20-24; Mr 10:35-41 Prepares the Passover meal Mt 26:18,19; Mr 14:13-16; Lu 22:8-13 Present at the trial of Jesus which took place in front of the high priest Joh 18:15,16 Present at the crucifixion Joh 19:26,27 Present at the gravesite of Jesus Joh 20:2-8 Present when Jesus revealed himself at the Lake Galilee Joh 21 Present with Peter in the temple courtyard Ac 3:1-11 Lives in Jerusalem Ac 1:13 Is intrusted with the care of Mary, mother of Jesus Joh 19:26 Imprisoned by the rulers of the Jews Ac 4:1-19 Sent by the Jerusalem congregation with the commission to Samaria Ac 8:14-17 A pillar of the ekklesia (body of Christ) Ga 2:9 Writes to the congregations See the EPISTLES OF JOHN 1Jo 1; 2Jo 1; 3Jo 1 Writes his apocalyptic vision from Patmos Island Re 1:9 Prophecy concerning Re 10:11 -3. A relative of Annas the high priest Ac 4:6 -4. Whose surname was Mark See MARK

John in Smiths Bible Dictionary the same name as Johanan, a contraction of Jehoanan, Jehovah's gift. 1. One of the high priest's family, who, with Annas and Caiaphas, sat in judgment upon the apostles Peter and John. Ac 6:6 2. The Hebrew name of the evangelist Mark. Ac 12:12,25; 13:5,13; 15:37

John in the Bible Encyclopedia - ISBE jon (Ioannes): The name of several persons mentioned in the Apocrypha: (1) Father of Mattathias, grandfather of Judas Maccabeus and his brothers (1 Macc 2:1). (2) Eldest son of Mattathias, surnamed GADDIS (which see). (3) Father of Eupolemus, one of the envoys sent to Rome by Judas Maccabeus (1 Macc 8:17; 2 Macc 4:11). (4) John Hyrcanus, "a valiant man," son of Simon, and nephew of Judas Maccabeus (1 Macc 13:53; 16:1). See ASMONEANS; MACCABEES. (5) One of the envoys sent to treat with Lysias (2 Macc 11:17). J. Hutchison

John Scripture - John 5:36 But I have greater witness than [that] of John: for the works which the Father hath given me to finish, the same works that I do, bear witness of me, that the Father hath sent me.

John Scripture - Matthew 9:14 Then came to him the disciples of John, saying, Why do we and the Pharisees fast oft, but thy disciples fast not?

John Scripture - Revelation 22:8 And I John saw these things, and heard [them]. And when I had heard and seen, I fell down to worship before the feet of the angel which shewed me these things.

John the Apostle in Wikipedia John the Apostle (Ancient Greek: Ἰωάννης) (c. 6 - c. 100) was one of the Twelve Apostles of Jesus. He was the son of Zebedee and Salome, and brother of James also the son of Zebedee, another of the Twelve Apostles. Christian tradition holds he was the last surviving of the Twelve Apostles, the only one to die a natural death and died around the age of 94. Christian tradition identifies him as the author of several New Testament works: the Gospel of John, the Epistles of John, and the Book of Revelation. Some modern scholars believe that John the Apostle, John the Evangelist, and John of Patmos were three separate individuals.[2] Certain lines of evidence suggest that John of Patmos wrote only Revelation, neither the Gospel of John nor the Epistles of John. For one, the author of Revelation identifies himself as "John" several times, but the author of the Gospel of John never identifies himself directly. Roman Catholic scholars state that "vocabulary, grammar, and style make it doubtful that the book could have been put into its present form by the same person(s) responsible for the fourth gospel."...

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