Growing up in Capernaum
childhood, John, "the disciple whom Jesus loved," lived in Capernaum.
His father Zebedee was a fisherman; his mother Salome was probably
a sister of Mary the mother of Jesus.
passion for religion, priests in the family
like any Jewish boy of his time, began studying the Torah at the synagogue
under a teacher with other young boys around the age of five
to John the Baptist, the disciple whom Jesus loved
sons of Zebedee the fisherman and the son of Zachary the priest were
probably relatives, but they were not drawn together simply by ties
of flesh and blood. The Baptist's words and way of life moved John
deeply when they met.
told only by John
John we know the stories of the wedding at Cana in Galilee, the Samaritan
woman who met Jesus at the well, the cure of the man born blind, the
raising of Lazarus from the dead, and other incidents not mentioned
in the synoptic Gospels.
scene on Calvary
realized that the worst had happened
Peter at the Tomb, at Samaria, at Ephesus
with new graces by the Holy Spirit, the two disciples who discovered
the empty tomb became two apostles of Christ's resurrection.
the New Testament and Christian tradition say about John
of the apostles inspired as many stories as John did.
for a soaring eagle
say that when John was an old man...
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