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John Mark
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Son of Mary (Acts 12:12), cousin of Barnabas (Col 4:10), and missionary companion of Paul and Barnabas (Acts 13:5). According to church tradition, John Mark was the author of the Gospel of Mark.In first-century Palestine, it was common for a man to have two names: a Hebrew name (e.g., “John”), by which he was known to friends and relatives, and a Greek or Roman (Roman Christian) name (e.g., “Mark”), by which he was known in the business world (Barclay, Introduction, 151; Acts 12:12, 25). “Mark” appears to have been a common name in the first century. Consequently, it is difficult to know whether the person mentioned in Acts and Colossians is the “Mark” named elsewhere in the New Testament (2 Tim 4:11; Phlm 24; 1 Pet 5:13; compare with John Mark in Acts 12:12, 25; 13:5, 13; 15:37, 39; Col 4:10).
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The Lexham Bible Dictionary
John Mark
John Mark Son of Mary (Acts 12:12), cousin of Barnabas (Col 4:10), and missionary companion of Paul and Barnabas (Acts 13:5). According to church tradition, John Mark was the author of the Gospel of Mark.In first-century Palestine, it was common for a man to have two names: a Hebrew name (e.g., “John”),
The Anchor Yale Bible Dictionary
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
Mark, John (Person)
MARK, JOHN (PERSON) [Gk Ioan (n)es Markos (Ἰοαννες Μαρκος)]. An early Jewish Christian who assisted with the 1st-century missionary activities of Paul, Peter, and Barnabas and who is associated by tradition with the gospel of Mark. The name is a combination of two appellations, the Heb yōhānān (“Yahweh
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
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.
Marcus
Marcus. kjv alternate spelling of Mark (Col 4:10; Phlm 24; 1 Pt 5:13).See Mark, John.
Mark, John
Mark, John. Son of Mary, an apparently wealthy Christian, probably a widow, whose house was used by the Jerusalem church as a meeting place (Acts 12:12). The Roman name Mark, used in addition to his Jewish name John, may indicate a Hellenistic background, as may also be suggested by the fact that his
The International Standard Bible Encyclopedia, Revised
John (NT)
2. The apostle, the son of Zebedee and brother of James (see John the Apostle).
Marcus
Marcus märʹkəs. The AV reading for Mark in Col. 4:10; Philem. 24. See Mark, John.
Mark, John
Mark, John A person known variously as “John whose other name was Mark,” “John called Mark,” and simply “John” or “Mark” (Acts 12:12, 25; 13:5, 13; 15:37, 39; Col. 4:10; 2 Tim. 4:11; Philem. 24; 1 Pet. 5:13; AV also Marcus [Col. 4:10; Phlm. 24]). These texts indicate his close association with the first
Tyndale Bible Dictionary
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
Marcus
MARCUS* kjv alternate spelling of Mark (Col 4:10; Phlm 1:24; 1 Pt 5:13). See Mark, John.
Mark, John
MARK, JOHN Cousin of Barnabas; companion to both Paul and Peter; author of the second Gospel.A member of a Jewish family in Jerusalem who were early believers in Jesus Christ, John Mark had both a Jewish and a Roman name. The Roman name Mark was perhaps a badge of Roman citizenship, as in Paul’s case,
The HarperCollins Bible Dictionary (Revised and Updated)
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
Mark
Mark (mahrk; Lat. Marcus; Gk. Markos).1 John Mark, the son of a woman named Mary in whose house Christians in Jerusalem met for prayer; Peter went there, apparently as a matter of course, after his miraculous release from prison (Acts 12:12). This same Mark accompanied Saul (Paul) and Barnabas on a
The Wycliffe Bible Encyclopedia
Jona
JONA. KJV form of John (Jn 1:42, RSV), used in order to harmonize with Barjona in (Mt 16:17).
Mark (Person)
MARK (PERSON). Son of Mary (Acts 12:12), cousin of Barnabas (Col 4:10, RSV), companion of Paul (Phm 24) and Peter (1 Pet 5:13), and author of the second Gospel. Like many other Jews of his day, he had assumed a Latin surname (Marcus “a large hammer”) in addition to his Heb. name John. His father is not
The New Bible Dictionary, Third Edition
Mark (John)
MARK (JOHN). Traditional author of the second Gospel, apparently a Jew and a native of Jerusalem. His Heb. name was the OT yōḥānān, ‘Yahweh has shown grace’ (cf. 2 Ki. 25:23, etc.), shortened in English to the familiar ‘John’. The reason for his adopted Lat. name of ‘Marcus’ is uncertain; sometimes
Eerdmans Dictionary of the Bible
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
Mark, John
Mark, John (Gk. Iōánnēs Márkos)An early Jewish Christian who, in canonical literature, is identified explicitly as a companion of Barnabas and Paul, implicitly as a companion of Peter, and who, in later tradition, came to be regarded as the author of the Gospel of Mark. The NT provides few facts about
Eerdmans Bible Dictionary
Jona
Jona [jōˊnə] (Gk. lōannēs).† John, the father of Simon Peter (John 1:42, KJV). See John 10; Bar-Jona.
Mark, John
Mark, John (Gk. Iōannēs Markos).† The son of Mary of Jerusalem (Acts 12:12); a companion of the apostles Paul and Peter, believed to be the author of the gospel of Mark.The family of John Mark was apparently of some importance to the early Church in Jerusalem since Peter, after his miraculous
Catholic Bible Dictionary
Mark
MARK Also known as John Mark, he was the son of Mary of Jerusalem (Acts 12:12), a cousin of Barnabas (Col 4:10), and regarded by tradition as the author of the second Gospel. An early convert and member of the Christian community of Jerusalem, he might have been the young man who fled naked when Jesus
Smith’s Bible Dictionary
John
John, the same name as Johanan, a contraction of Jehohanan, 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. Acts 6:6.2. The Hebrew name of the evangelist Mark. Acts 12:12, 25; 13:5, 13; 15:37.
Jona
Jo´na (a dove) (Greek form of Jonah), the father of the apostle Peter, John 1:42, who is hence addressed as Simon Barjona (i.e., son of Jona) in Matt. 16:17.
Mark
Mark, one of the evangelists, and probable author of the Gospel bearing his name. (Marcus was his Latin surname. His Jewish name was John, which is the same as Johanan (the grace of God). We can almost trace the steps whereby the former became his prevalent name in the Church. “John, whose surname was