noun (2) ˈjän. 1. : a Jewish prophet who according to Gospel accounts foretold Jesus' messianic ministry and baptized him. called also John the Baptist. 2. : an apostle who according to various Christian traditions wrote the fourth Gospel, the three Johannine Epistles, and the Book of Revelation. 3.
The Witness of John. 6 There came a man who was sent from God. His name was John. 7 He came as a witness to testify about the Light, so that through him everyone might believe. 8 He himself was not the Light, but he came to testify about the Light. 9 The true Light who gives light to every man was coming into the world.
john. [ jon ] See synonyms for john on Thesaurus.com. noun Slang. a toilet or bathroom. (sometimes initial capital letter) a fellow; guy. (sometimes initial capital letter) a prostitute's customer. Also called john mule . a male mule, or more properly a gelded mule.Compare horse mule.
This summary of the Gospel of John provides information about the title, author(s), date of writing, chronology, theme, theology, outline, a brief overview, and the chapters of the Gospel of John. Author. The author is the apostle John, "the disciple whom Jesus loved" (13:23 [see note there]; 19:26; 20:2; 21:7,20,24). He was prominent in the early church but is not mentioned by name in this Gospel -- which would be natural if he wrote it, but hard to explain otherwise.
John 1 King James Version 1 In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God. 2 The same was in the beginning with God. 3 All things were made by him; and without him was not any thing made that was made. 4 In him was life; and the life was the light of men.
Famous bearers of the 20th century include author John Steinbeck (1902-1968), assassinated American president John F. Kennedy (1917-1963), and musician John Lennon (1940-1980). The forms Ian (Scottish), Sean (Irish) and Evan (Welsh) have also been frequently used in the English-speaking world, as has the medieval diminutive Jack.
John (John and Gillian), appearing in the Doctor Who TV comic strip; John-117, or Master Chief, the protagonist of the video game franchise Halo; John-Boy, eldest son in The Waltons TV series; Literature. John, a 1927 play by Philip Barry; JOHN, a 2014 play by Lloyd Newson; John, a book by Cynthia Lennon about musician John Lennon
John, byname John Lackland, French Jean sans Terre, (born c. 1166—died October 18/19, 1216, Newark, Nottinghamshire, England), king of England from 1199 to 1216. In a war with the French king Philip II, he lost Normandy and almost all his other possessions in France. In England, after a revolt of the barons, he was forced to seal the Magna Carta (1215).
John was the most popular name given to male infants in the United States until 1924, and though its use has fallen off gradually since then, John was still the 20th most common name for boys on the Social Security Administration 's list of names given in 2006.
John the Apostle is traditionally held to be the author of the Gospel of John, and many Christian denominations believe that he authored several other books of the New Testament (the three Johannine epistles and the Book of Revelation, together with the Gospel of John, are called the Johannine works ), depending on whether he is distinguished from, or identified with, John the Evangelist, John the Elder, and John of Patmos.