Name Meaning and Biblical Context of John

Name John     (Add to Favourite List?)
Gender Male
Meaning Gracious gift of God.
Biblical context The Biblical baby name John is the Greek version of the Hebrew name Johanan and its meaning is gracious gift of Jehovah.

John is pronounced jo-hn.

John the Baptist was a son of Zacharias and Elisabeth. His birth was foretold by an angel. Many people came to John to confess their sins and to be baptized in the River Jordan. Jesus himself came from Galilee to Jordan to be baptized by John. John criticized the marriage of Herod Antipas to Herodias, was cast into prison and later executed.

John the Apostle was a son of Zebedee and Salome and brother of James the Elder. According to tradition, John is the author of the Gospel of John, the Epistles and the Book of Revelation.

John was the surname of Mark, the author of Gospel of Mark. He accompanied Paul and Barnabas on their missionary journeys.

John was a member of the Sanhedrin. He sat in judgment on the apostles Peter and John.

Biblical reference for baby name John:
Matthew 3:1, 4, 13, 14; 4:12, 21; 9:14; 10:2; 11:2, 4, 7, 11-13, 18; 14:2-4, 8, 10; 16:14; 17:1, 13; 21:25, 26, 32; Mark 1:4, 6, 9, 14, 19, 29; 2:18; 3:17; 5:37; 6:14-25; 8:28; 9:2, 38; 10:35, 41; 11:30, 32; 13:3; 14:33; Luke 1:13, 60, 63; 3:2, 15, 16, 20; 5:10, 33; 6:14; 7:18-33; 8:51; 9:7, 9, 19, 28, 49, 54; 11:1; 16:6; 20:4, 6; 22:8; John 1:6, 15, 19, 26, 28, 29, 32, 35, 40; 3:23-27; 4:1; 5:33, 36; 10:40, 41; Acts 1:5, 13, 22; 3:1, 3, 4, 11; 4:6, 13, 19: 8:14; 10:37; 11:16; 12:2, 12, 25; 13:5; 13:13, 24, 25; 15:37; 18:25; 19:3, 4; Galatians 2:9; Revelations 1:1, 4, 9; 21:2; 22:8
Strong's Bible concordance G2491

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