John the Apostle

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Saint John 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.[1] He is remembered in many churches on December 27.[1] He was the son of Zebedee and Salome. His so-called brother James was the first disciple of God.

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  1. 1.0 1.1 Fonck, Leopold (1910). "St. John the Evangelist". Catholic Encyclopedia. Retrieved December 25, 2012.

John the Apostle