History of the Feast of St. John: Which St. John?

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El Greco, St. John the Evengelist

Saint John

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Island of Patmos

Persecution

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Emperor Domitian

Writings

What is unique about John’s early gospel writing in Greek — for the New Testament is originally recorded in Greek, thanks to Alexander the Great‘s “Hellenization” campaign of the eastern world — is that it is perhaps the simplest Greek in the New Testament, and yet it is most profound theologically. It is the first Greek that I learned when I studied the subject at university and will be the last Greek I shall forget. He starts out his Gospel with the same words that the first book of the Bible, Genesis opens with:

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