John the Apostle

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Saunt John the Apostle[1]
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St John at Patmos bi Pieter Paul Rubens
Apostle
Born c. AD 6[2]
Bethsaida, Galilee, Roman Empire
Dee'd c. AD 100 (aged 93–94)
place unkent,[3][4] tradeetionally assumed tae be Ephesus, Roman Empire
Veneratit in Aw Christian denominations that venerate saunts
Islam (named as ane o the disciples o Jesus)[5]
Canonised Pre-congregation
Feast 27 December (Roman Catholic, Anglican)
26 September (Orthodox)
Attributes Book, a serpent in a chalice, cauldron, eagle
Patronage Luve, lealty, friendships, authors, beuksellers, burn-veectims, pushion-victims, airt-dealers, eeditors, publishers, scribes, examinations, scholarts, theologians

John the Apostle (Aramaic: יוחנן שליחאYohanān Shliḥā; Ebreu: יוחנן בן זבדיYohanan ben Zavdi; Koine Greek: Ἰωάννης; Coptic: ⲓⲱⲁⲛⲛⲏⲥ or ⲓⲱ̅ⲁ; Laitin: Ioannes; c. AD 6 – c. 100) wis ane o the Twal Apostles o Jesus accordin tae the New Testament.

References[eedit | eedit soorce]

  1. "Saint John the Apostle". Encyclopædia Britannica. 
  2. Saint Sophronius of Jerusalem (2007) [c. 600], "The Life of the Evangelist John", The Explanation of the Holy Gospel According to John, House Springs, Missouri, United States: Chrysostom Press, pp. 2–3, ISBN 1-889814-09-1 
  3. Wills, Garry (10 March 2015). The Future of the Catholic Church with Pope Francis. Penguin Publishing Group. p. 49. ISBN 978-0-698-15765-1. (Candida Moss marshals the historical evidence to prove that "we simply don't know how any of the apostles died, much less whether they were martyred.")6  Citin Moss, Candida (5 March 2013). The Myth of Persecution: How Early Christians Invented a Story of Martyrdom. HarperCollins. p. 136. ISBN 978-0-06-210454-0. 
  4. Nor do we have reliable accounts from later times. What we have are legends, about some of the apostles – chiefly Peter, Paul, Thomas, Andrew, and John. But the apocryphal Acts that tell their stories are indeed highly apocryphal.

    — Bart D. Ehrman, "Were the Disciples Martyred for Believing the Resurrection? A Blast From the Past", ehrmanblog.org

    “The big problem with this argument [of who would die for a lie] is that it assumes precisely what we don’t know. We don’t know how most of the disciples died. The next time someone tells you they were all martyred, ask them how they know. Or better yet, ask them which ancient source they are referring to that says so. The reality is [that] we simply do not have reliable information about what happened to Jesus’ disciples after he died. In fact, we scarcely have any information about them while they were still living, nor do we have reliable accounts from later times. What we have are legends.”

    — Bart Ehrman, Emerson Green, "Who Would Die for a Lie?"
  5. Historical Dictionary of Prophets In Islam And Judaism, Brandon M. Wheeler, Disciples of Christ: "Islam identifies the disciples of Jesus as Peter, Philip, Andrew, Matthew, Thomas, John, James, Bartholomew, and Simon"