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John (son of Zebedee)
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The Lexham Bible Dictionary
John the Apostle
John the Apostle (Ἰωάννης, Iōannēs). One of the 12 apostles of Jesus. A fisherman at the Sea of Galilee who was called by Jesus and became a disciple and an apostle, along with his brother James. Possibly the author of the Gospel of John, 1–3 John, and Revelation.
John the Apostle, Critical Issues
John the Apostle, Critical Issues (Ἰωάννης, Iōannēs).The Gospel of John, 1–3 John, and Revelation provide internal biblical evidence about John the Apostle. However, these biblical books show differences and similarities in style, vocabulary, and theology that lead to varied conclusions about the identity
Twelve, the
Twelve, the Twelve, The. A term used in the New Testament to refer to Jesus’ most prominent group of disciples.
The Anchor Yale Bible Dictionary
Beloved Disciple
BELOVED DISCIPLE. A distinctive feature of the Gospel of John is the appearance in the later chapters of a character denoted simply as “the disciple whom Jesus loved.”A. IntroductionB. Historical Personage Underlying the BDC. BD as Literary/Theological SymbolD. BD and PeterE. BD and the Composition
John (Disciple)
JOHN (DISCIPLE) [Gk Iōannēs (Ἰωαννης)]. The name of John, the son of Zebedee and the brother of James, occurs thirty times in the Synoptic Gospels, Acts, and Galatians. These NT texts are the best sources for accurate information about this disciple of Jesus. Without his name having been specifically
John (Person)
JOHN (PERSON) [Gk Iōannēs (Ἰωαννης)]. John was a common Jewish name during the Hellenistic age and was especially popular among the priesthood.1. The son of a priest named Simeon, from the clan of Joarib. He was the father of Mattathias and the grandfather of Judas Maccabeus (1 Macc 2:1; cf. 14:29
Twelve, the
TWELVE, THE. In the gospel of Mark, the Twelve (hoi dōdeka; anathrous in Mark 3:14) are a group of disciples chosen by Jesus to be his special companions (Mark 3:14; 4:10; 11:11; 14:17). They were particularly instructed by Jesus (Mark 9:35; 10:32) and were sent by him to proclaim the coming of the
Baker Encyclopedia of the Bible
John (Person)
John (Person). 1. Father of Simon Peter and Andrew (Jn 1:40, 42; 21:15–17). According to Matthew 16:17, Peter’s father was named Jona (Jonas, Jonah). Either Jona was an alternate form of the name John or, more probably, two independent traditions existed regarding his name.2. Member of the high priestly
John the Apostle, Life and Writings of
John the Apostle, Life and Writings of. Little is known about the early life of John, except that his father was named Zebedee and he had a brother called James (Mt 4:21). Matthew names Mary Magdalene, Mary the mother of James and Joseph, and “the mother of the sons of Zebedee” as the women at the cross
Jona
Jona. kjv form of John, father of Simon Peter and Andrew, in John 1:42.See John (Person) #1.
Jonas
Jonas. 1. kjv form of Jonah in Matthew 12:39–41 and Luke 11:29–32.See Jonah (Person).2. kjv form of John, Simon Peter’s father, in John 21:15, 17.See John (Person) #1.
Twelve, The
Twelve, The. Designation for the 12 disciples/apostles in 1 Corinthians 15:5.See Apostle, Apostleship.
The International Standard Bible Encyclopedia, Revised
John (NT)
2. The apostle, the son of Zebedee and brother of James (see John the Apostle).
John the Apostle
John the ApostleIt is difficult to get a clear picture of John, for he is generally associated with other people. In the Synoptic Gospels he is usually mentioned along with his brother James and frequently with Peter also. In Acts he is linked with Peter on every occasion except in the expression “James
Tyndale Bible Dictionary
Beloved Disciple
BELOVED DISCIPLE* Designation of one disciple, evidently the author of the Gospel of John (Jn 21:20–24). Five passages in John’s Gospel mention the disciple whom Jesus loved: (1) The disciple whom Jesus loved lay close to Jesus’ chest during the Last Supper and was beckoned by Peter to ask Jesus who
John (Person)
JOHN (Person)1. Father of Simon Peter and Andrew (Jn 1:40–42; 21:15–17). According to Matthew 16:17, Peter’s father was named Jona (Jonas, Jonah). Either Jona was an alternate form of the name John or, more probably, two independent traditions existed regarding his name.2. Member of the high priestly
John, the Apostle
JOHN, THE APOSTLE The apostle known as “the disciple whom Jesus loved”; author of the fourth Gospel, three epistles, and probably Revelation.The apostle John has a high reputation among Christian people, and his influence has been felt throughout the centuries. Despite this, he is a surprisingly shadowy
Twelve, the
TWELVE, THE Designation for the 12 apostles in 1 Corinthians 15:5 and other verses. See Apostle, Apostleship.
The HarperCollins Bible Dictionary (Revised and Updated)
Beloved Disciple
Beloved Disciple, a disciple mentioned only in the Gospel of John and never identified by name. Appearing first at the Last Supper, reclining at Jesus’s bosom, at Peter’s bidding he asks the identity of Jesus’s betrayer (13:23–25). At the crucifixion, standing beneath the cross with Jesus’s mother, he
John
John (jahn).1 The father of Mattathias and grandfather of Judas Maccabeus (1 Macc. 2:1).2 The oldest son of Mattathias and brother of Judas Maccabeus (1 Macc. 2:2; 9:35–42).3 John the Baptist (Matt. 3:1). See John the Baptist.4 John the son of Zebedee, also called John the apostle (Mark 10:35). See
John the Apostle
John the apostle, the son of Zebedee and brother of James. Along with James, John was called by Jesus to be one of the twelve (Matt. 4:21–22; Mark 1:19–20; Luke 5:10–11) while they were fishing. His name appears in each of the apostolic lists (Matt. 10:2; Mark 3:17; Luke 6:14; Acts 1:13). Some think
Twelve, The
twelve, the, a group chosen by Jesus to accompany him and share his ministry. The twelve are listed in four different places in the nt, but the lists show some variance (Matt. 10:2–4; Mark 3:16–19; Luke 6:13–16; Acts 1:13–14; cf. John 6:70). The most significant difference is that Matthew and Mark both
The Wycliffe Bible Encyclopedia
John the Apostle
JOHN THE APOSTLE. According to the testimony of the NT and of the ancient church, this John was one of the leading figures in shaping the course of Christianity, whether by his writings (the fourth Gospel, three epistles, and the Apocalypse), his missionary and pastoral labors, or his defense of the
Jona
JONA. KJV form of John (Jn 1:42, RSV), used in order to harmonize with Barjona in (Mt 16:17).
The New Bible Dictionary, Third Edition
John, the Apostle
JOHN, THE APOSTLE. Our information about John comes from two sources: NT and Patristic.
Eerdmans Dictionary of the Bible
Beloved Disciple
Beloved DiscipleA mysterious, unnamed figure in the Fourth Gospel. He appears explicitly only in the Gospel’s second half (John 13–21) and serves as a witness to all the major events of Jesus’ final week: the supper, trial, crucifixion, empty tomb, and resurrection. His first appearance is at Jesus’
John
John (Gk. Iōánnēs)1. The father of Matthias and grandfather of Judas Maccabeus; son of the priest Simeon (1 Macc. 2:1).2. The oldest son of Matthias, surnamed Gaddi (2 Macc. 2:2). Sent to the Nabateans by his brother Jonathan to store the Maccabeans’ belongings, he was ambushed and killed by “the
John
John (Gk. Iōánnēs) the ApostleThe son of Zebedee and brother of James. He was a fisherman who grew up on the northern shore of the Sea of Galilee (Mark 1:19–20). Because of their fiery tempers, John and his brother were nicknamed Boanerges, “sons of thunder” (Mark 3:17).The earliest textual evidence
Twelve, the
Twelve, theThe central circle of Jesus’ disciples, whom he called to be apostles. The term “the Twelve” appears in all four Gospels (even after the death of Judas at John 20:24; cf. Luke 24:9). Lists of the Twelve in the Synoptic Gospels and Acts agree on the number but not entirely on their names (Matt.
Eerdmans Bible Dictionary
Jona
Jona [jōˊnə] (Gk. lōannēs).† John, the father of Simon Peter (John 1:42, KJV). See John 10; Bar-Jona.
Twelve, the
Twelve, the (Gk. hoi dó̄deka). The central circle of Jesus’ disciples, whom he called to be apostles. The term “the Twelve” appears in all four Gospels (even after the death of Judas at John 20:24; cf. Luke 24:9). Lists of the Twelve in the Synoptic Gospels and Acts agree on the number but not entirely
Catholic Bible Dictionary
Beloved Disciple
BELOVED DISCIPLE An unnamed disciple of Jesus who appears in the Gospel of John, one who must have had an especially close relationship with Jesus (John 13:23; 19:26; 21:7, 20). In John 21:24 the writer of the Gospel (identified in early Christian tradition as the apostle John, son of Zebedee) states
John
JOHN (Greek from Hebrew, “The Lord is gracious”) Apostle and Evangelist, one of the Twelve, the son of Zebedee, and the brother of James the Greater (Matt 10:2; Mark 3:17; Luke 6:14; Acts 1:13). John is mentioned thirty times in the Synoptic Gospels, Acts, and Galatians. Tradition calls him “the beloved
The Oxford Dictionary of the Christian Church
‘beloved disciple’
‘beloved disciple’. The anonymous and idealized disciple in St. *John’s Gospel, identified as the one ‘whom Jesus loved’ (13:23, 19:26, 20:2, 21:7, and 21:20) and at 21:24 (cf. 19:35) as the eye witness source of this gospel’s tradition. Some assume a reference to him also at 1:37–9 and 18:15. On account
John, St
John, St, Apostle. Acc. to tradition, the author of the Fourth Gospel, the Book of Revelation, and three of the Catholic Epistles. He was the son of Zebedee (Mt. 4:21), and, together with his brother St *James and St *Peter, he belonged to the inner group of disciples who were present at the raising