He is the cousin of Jesus (Yeshua), and ushered in the ministry of Jesus by baptizing him in the Jordan River. He was beheaded (Martyr) during his ministry. John bar Zebedee the Evangelist, was one of the Twelve Apostles of the New Testament.
Is John the Baptist the same as the Apostle John?
No, John the Baptist and John the Apostle were two different people. John the Baptist was beheaded shortly after Jesus started His ministry. John the Apostle was exiled to Patmos and died there an old man. No they are different persons.
Is John the Baptist one of the apostles?
There is no biblical evidence indicating that John the Baptist ever became a disciple of Jesus, even though it seems he had plenty of time to do so. In fact, to this day, a community of disciples of John the Baptist still exists in the Middle East.
Why wasn’t John the Baptist an apostle?
IMO, Jesus did not make John a disciple because John was retiring and Jesus was taking over for John. John the Baptist was the forerunner and announced that the Messiah was coming and proclaimed who He was. That was his job.
Did John the Baptist and Jesus meet?
On your Jesus Timeline you say that Jesus met John the Baptist when he was around thirty years of age. But in fact he probably would have known John way before this. John the Baptists mother was Elizabeth, Jesus mother’s cousin. … It is unfeasible that they wouldn’t have met until Jesus was thirty years old.
Did Jesus have any siblings?
Jesus’ brothers and sisters
The Gospel of Mark (6:3) and the Gospel of Matthew (13:55–56) mention James, Joseph/Joses, Judas/Jude and Simon as brothers of Jesus, the son of Mary.
Did Jesus love John the most?
He did. John was also called the Beloved because Jesus loved him more. When Jesus visited his apostles after his resurrection, he gave each of them one wish. Ten of them wished to bring many souls to God then to come to sit on the right hand of Christ in the eternities.