On December 27, we celebrate the Feast of Saint John , Apostle and Evangelist – the “ disciple Jesus loved ” ( John 13:23). As the author of a Gospel account, three epistles, and the book of Revelation, John was not only a close friend of Jesus during his time, but a spiritual teacher for the ages.
Jesus is called Rabbi in conversation by Apostle Peter in Mark 9:5 and Mark 11 :21, and by Judas Iscariot in Mark 14:45 by Nathanael in John 1:49, where he is also called the Son of God in the same sentence.
John’s is the only one of the four not considered among the Synoptic Gospels (i.e., those presenting a common view). Although the Gospel is ostensibly written by St. John the Apostle, “the beloved disciple” of Jesus , there has been considerable discussion of the actual identity of the author.
John referred to himself this way because of his humility arising from the wonder of the reality Christ loved Him. The Church Fathers felt that the beloved disciple must have been one of the disciples identified in the synoptic gospels, but otherwise not mentioned in John .
Do we have any idea who the disciple was? A: John 19, 25-27 makes reference to the beloved disciple who traditionally (Canon Muratori) was identified as John the apostle and author of the fourth gospel, letters (1-3) and Revelations.
Mary Magdalene as trusted disciple For its part, the Bible gave no hint that Mary Magdalene was Jesus’s wife . None of the four canonical gospels suggests that sort of relationship, even though they list the women who travel with Jesus and in some cases include their husbands’ names.
Jesus ‘ real name , Yeshua, evolved over millennia in a case of transliteration. Wikimedia CommonsThe Greek transliteration of Jesus ‘ real name , “Iēsous”, and the late Biblical Hebrew version “Yeshua”. Regardless of religious belief, the name “ Jesus ” is nearly universally recognizable.
Jesus ‘ name in Hebrew was “Yeshua” which translates to English as Joshua.
In the Hebrew Bible (Exodus 3:14), Yahweh , the personal name of God, is revealed directly to Moses .
While a disciple is a student, one who learns from a teacher, an apostle is sent to deliver those teachings to others. ” Apostle ” means messenger, he who is sent. An apostle is sent to deliver or spread those teachings to others. We can say that all apostles were disciples but all disciples are not apostles .
The Gospel of John mentions Lazarus again in chapter 12. Six days before the Passover on which Jesus is crucified, Jesus returns to Bethany and Lazarus attends a supper that Martha, his sister, serves. This is to be clear that Lazarus has died in the flesh, and is not sleeping or unconscious.
When morning came, he called his disciples to him and chose twelve of them, whom he also designated apostles: Simon (whom he named Peter), his brother Andrew, James, John, Philip, Bartholomew, Matthew, Thomas, James son of Alphaeus, Simon who was called the Zealot, Judas son of James, and Judas Iscariot, who became a
The account notes that Jesus loved Lazarus and his sisters and that when Lazarus died of illness, Jesus wept and was “greatly disturbed.” Although Lazarus had been entombed for four days by the time Jesus arrived at Bethany, he was raised by Jesus from the dead and emerged from the tomb wearing his burial cloths.
The Book of Revelation was written sometime around 96 CE in Asia Minor. The author was probably a Christian from Ephesus known as ” John the Elder.” According to the Book, this John was on the island of Patmos, not far from the coast of Asia Minor, “because of the word of God and the testimony of Jesus” (Rev. 1.10).