John the Evangelist

John the Evangelist (Greek: Ἰωάννης, translit. Iōánnēs; Aramaic: ܝܘܚܢܢ; Ge'ez: ዮሐንስ; Arabic: يوحنا الإنجيلي, Latin: Ioannes, Hebrew: יוחנן Coptic: ⲓⲱⲁⲛⲛⲏⲥ or ⲓⲱ̅ⲁ[citation needed]) is the name traditionally given to the author of the Gospel of John. Christians have traditionally identified him with John the Apostle, John of Patmos, and John the Presbyter,[2] although this has been disputed by most modern scholars.[3]

John the Evangelist
Detail from a window in the parish church of SS Mary and Lambert, Stonham Aspal, Suffolk, with stained glass representing St John the Evangelist
Evangelist, Apostle, Theologian
BornBetween c. AD 6-9
Diedc. AD 100[1]
Venerated inRoman Catholic Church
Eastern Catholic Churches
Oriental Orthodox Churches
Eastern Orthodox Church
Anglican Communion
Aglipayan Church
Feast27 December (Western Christianity); 8 May and 26 September (Repose) (Eastern Orthodox Church)
AttributesEagle, Chalice, Scrolls
Major worksGospel of John
Epistles of John

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