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How many Johns are there - 1 or 3?

Five Johns in the New Testament.

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Actually, in the New Testament, there are 5 Johns!

 

  1. 1.  John the Baptist
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  3. 2. John the son of Zebedee who was the "disciple whom Jesus loved" and was in the inner circle of the disciples along with his brother James and Peter. He wrote the gospel of John and the 3 letters of John and the book of Revelation.
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  5. 3. The father of the Apostles Simon Peter and Andrew also known as Jona or Jonah
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  7. 4. Acts 4:3 - a member of the Jewish ruling council.
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  9. 5. The nephew of Barnabas also called Mark or John Mark (see Acts 12:12). This "John" or, really, John Mark, wrote the gospel of Mark.

 

I hope you have found this helpful.

 

God bless you,
Mike

 
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