John the Apostle
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John the Apostle

was the son of Zebedee, a fisherman on the Lake of Galilee, and of Salome, and brother of James, also an apostle. Peter and James and John come within the innermost circle of their Lord's friends; but to John belongs the distinction of being the disciple whom Jesus loved. He hardly sustains the popular notion, fostered by the received types of Christian art, of a nature gentle, yielding, feminine. The name Boanerges, (Mark 3:17) implies a vehemence, zeal, intensity, which gave to those who had it the might of sons of thunder. [JAMES] The three are with our Lord when none else are, in the chamber of death, (Mark 5:37) in the glory of the transfiguration, (Matthew 17:1) when he forewarns them of the destruction of the holy city, (Mark 13:3) in the agony of Gethsemane. When the betrayal is accomplished, Peter and John follow afar off. (John 18:15) The personal acquaintance which exited between John and Caiaphas enables him to gain access to the council chamber, praetorium of the Roman procurator. (John 18:16,19,28) Thence he follows to the place of crucifixion, and the Teacher leaves to him the duty of becoming a son to the mother who is left desolate. (John 19:26,27) It is to Peter and John that Mary Magdalene first runs with the tidings of the emptied sepulchre, (John 20:2) they are the first to go together to see what the strange words meant, John running on most eagerly to the rock-tomb; Peter, the least restrained by awe, the first to enter in and look. (John 20:4-6) For at least eight days they continue in Jerusalem. (John 20:26) Later, on the Sea of Galilee, John is the first to recognize in the dim form seen in the morning twilight the presence of his risen Lord; Peter the first to plunge into the water and swim toward the shore where he stood calling to them. (John 21:7) The last words of John's Gospel reveal to us the deep affection which united the two friends. The history of the Acts shows the same union. They are together at the ascension on the day of Pentecost. Together they enter the temple as worshippers, (Acts 3:1) and protest against the threats of the Sanhedrin. ch (Acts 4:13) The persecution which was pushed on by Saul of Tarsus did not drive John from his post. ch. (Acts 8:1) Fifteen years after St. Paul's first visit he was still at Jerusalem, and helped to take part in the settlement of the great controversy between the Jewish and the Gentile Christians. (Acts 15:6) His subsequent history we know only by tradition. There can be no doubt that he removed from jerusalem and settled at Ephesus, though at what time is uncertain. Tradition goes on to relate that in the persecution under Domitian he is taken to Rome, and there, by his boldness, though not by death, gains the crown of martyrdom. The boiling oil into which he is thrown has no power to hurt him. He is then sent to labor in the mines, and Patmost is the place of his exile. The accession of Nerva frees him from danger, and he returns to Ephesus. Heresies continue to show themselves, but he meets them with the strongest possible protest. The very time of his death lies within the region of conjecture rather than of history, and the dates that have been assigned for it range from A.D. 89 to A.D. 120.

Greek
1361. Diotrephes -- "cherished by Zeus," Diotrephes, an opponent ...
... "cherished by Zeus," Diotrephes, an opponent of the apostle John. Part of Speech:
Noun, Masculine Transliteration: Diotrephes Phonetic Spelling: (dee-ot-ref-ace ...
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2491. Ioannes -- John, the name of several Israelites
... Ioannes Phonetic Spelling: (ee-o-an'-nace) Short Definition: John Definition: John:
the Baptist, the apostle, a member of the Sanhedrin, or John Mark. ...
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Library

Narrative Concerning John the Apostle.
... Book III. Chapter XXIII."Narrative Concerning John the Apostle. 1. At
that time the apostle and evangelist John, the one whom ...
/.../pamphilius/church history/chapter xxiii narrative concerning john the.htm

Letter x. To John, Theologos, Apostle and Evangelist, Imprisoned ...
... LETTERS OF DIONYSIUS THE AREOPAGITE. LETTER X. To John, Theologos, Apostle and
Evangelist, imprisoned in the Isle of Patmos. I salute thee, the holy soul! ...
/.../dionysius/letters of dionysius the areopagite/letter x to john theologos.htm

The Epistle of Ignatius to St. John the Apostle
... The Epistle of Ignatius to St. John the Apostle. Ignatius, and the brethren
who are with him, to John the holy presbyter. We are ...
/.../the epistle of ignatius to.htm

The Apostle John and the Apocalypse.
... Book III. Chapter XVIII."The Apostle John and the Apocalypse. 1. It is
said that in this persecution the apostle and evangelist ...
/.../pamphilius/church history/chapter xviii the apostle john and.htm

Homilies of St. John Chrysostom, Archbishop of Constantinople, on ...
... paul the apostle to the thessalonians. homilies of St. John Chrysostom, archbishop
of constantinople, on the first epistle of St. paul the apostle to Timothy. ...
/.../homilies of st john chrysostom 3.htm

Acts of the Holy Apostle and Evangelist John the Theologian
Acts of the Holy Apostle and Evangelist John the Theologian. ...
/.../unknown/acts of the holy apostle and evangelist john the theologian/

Acts of the Holy Apostle and Evangelist John the Theologian.
Acts of the Holy Apostle and Evangelist John the Theologian. <. ... Acts
of the Holy Apostle and Evangelist John the Theologian. ...
/.../acts of the holy apostle.htm

The Homilies of St. John Chrysostom Archbishop of Constantinople ...
... St. paul the apostle to the ephesians. the homilies of St. john Chrysostom
archbishop of constantinople, on the EPISTLES OF ST. ...
/.../the homilies of st john.htm

The Homilies of St. John Chrysostom Archbishop of Constantinople ...
... paul the apostle to the thessalonians. the homilies of St. john Chrysostom
archbishop of constantinople, on the EPISTLES OF ST. ...
/.../the homilies of st john 2.htm

Homilies of St. John Chrysostom, Archbishop of Constantinople, on ...
... paul the apostle to Titus. homilies of St. John Chrysostom, archbishop of
constantinople, on the epistle of St. paul the apostle to Philemon. Argument. ...
/.../homilies of st john chrysostom 4.htm

Subtopics

John

John Mark

John the Apostle

John the Baptist

John: A Nazarite

John: A Relative of Annas the High Priest

John: Affected Probably by the Doctrines of the Stoics

John: Baptizes Jesus

John: Character of

John: Herod Antipas Falsely Supposes Jesus to Be

John: His Influence Upon the Public Mind

John: His Ministry not Attested by Miracles

John: Jesus Discourses Upon

John: Lives in the Desert

John: Ministry of

John: Miraculous Birth of

John: Mission of

John: Reproves Herod Antipas on Account of his Incest; Herod Imprisons Him, and Beheads Him

John: Sends Two Disciples to Jesus

John: Teaches his Disciples to Fast

John: Teaches his Disciples to Pray

John: Testifies to the Messiahship of Jesus

John: The Apostle is Intrusted With the Care of Mary, Mother of Jesus

John: The Apostle is Present With Jesus in the Garden of Gethsemane

John: The Apostle: A Pillar of the Ekklesia (Body of Christ)

John: The Apostle: Civil Ambitions of

John: The Apostle: Imprisoned by the Rulers of the Jews

John: The Apostle: Intimately Associated With Jesus

John: The Apostle: Intolerance of

John: The Apostle: Lives in Jerusalem

John: The Apostle: Prepares the Passover Meal

John: The Apostle: Present at the Crucifixion

John: The Apostle: Present at the Gravesite of Jesus

John: The Apostle: Present at the Trial of Jesus Which Took Place in Front of the High Priest

John: The Apostle: Present when Jesus Revealed Himself at the Lake Galilee

John: The Apostle: Present With Peter in the Temple Courtyard

John: The Apostle: Prophecy Concerning

John: The Apostle: Sent by the Jerusalem Congregation With the Commission to Samaria

John: The Apostle: The Epistles of John

John: The Apostle: The healing of Peter's mother-in-law

John: The Apostle: The raising of the daughter of Jairus

John: The Apostle: The transfiguration

John: The Apostle: The two catches of fish

John: The Apostle: Writes his Apocalyptic Vision from Patmos Island

John: The Baptist: Prophecies Concerning

John: The Testimony of Jesus Concerning (See Below, Jesus Discourses Upon)

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