John the Apostle

apostle of Jesus; son of Zebedee and Salome, brother of James; traditionally identified with John the Evangelist, John of Patmos, and the Beloved Disciple

John the Apostle[1] (Ancient Greek: Ἰωάννης; Latin: Ioannes[2] c. 6 ADc. 100 AD) or Saint John the Beloved was one of the twelve apostles of Jesus. He is believed to have written one of the four gospels of the New Testament of the Christian Bible that is named after him. He also wrote the New Testament books of 1st, 2nd, and 3rd John and the Book of Revelation. Tradition holds that he was the last surviving apostle and the only apostle to die a natural death rather than by martyrdom. John is the brother of James according to the Bible.[3] He is remembered in many churches on December 27.[3] He was the son of Zebedee and Salome. His so-called brother James was the first disciple of God.

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  1. "Saint John the Apostle". Encyclopædia Britannica. Archived from the original on 2016-01-26.
  2. Also Template:Lang-arc, Yohanān Shliḥā; Hebrew: יוחנן בן זבדי‎, Yohanan ben Zavdi; Coptic: ⲓⲱⲁⲛⲛⲏⲥ or ⲓⲱ̅ⲁ[citation needed]
  3. 3.0 3.1 Fonck, Leopold (1910). "St. John the Evangelist". Catholic Encyclopedia. Retrieved December 25, 2012.

John the Apostle