Author of the Gospel According to St. John. A Jew, he was one of the Lord’s first disciples. Son of Zebedee, and brother to another disciple, James, John was called the "beloved" disciple. He may have fled Jerusalem shortly after his brother was murdered by the order of Herod Agrippa I, king of Palestine from A.D. 41-44.
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