Greek - English Dictionary
G2491 - John
|Word Origin:||Of Hebrew origin [H3110]|
|Part of Speech:||Noun Masculine|
Joannes (that is Jochanan) the name of four Israelites
John = "Jehovah is a gracious giver"
1. John the Baptist was the son of Zacharias and Elisabeth, the forerunner of Christ. By order of Herod Antipas he was cast into prison and afterwards beheaded.
2. John the apostle, the writer of the Fourth Gospel, son of Zebedee and Salome, brother of James the elder. He is that disciple who (without mention by name) is spoken of in the Fourth Gospel as especially dear to Jesus and according to the traditional opinion is the author of the book of Revelation.
3. John surnamed Mark, the companion of Barnabas and Paul. Acts 12:
4. John a certain man, a member of the Sanhedrin Acts 5:6
John ( 132 )
by James Strong (S.T.D.) (LL.D.) 1890.