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JOHN. 1. The father of Mattathias, and grandfather of the five Maccabæan brothers ( 1M Malachi 2:1 ). 2. The eldest son of Mattathias ( 1M Malachi 2:2 ). In b.c. 161 he was slain by the ‘sons of Jambri’ ( 1Ma 9:35-42 ). In 2Ma 8:22 , and perhaps again 10:19, he is by mistake called Joseph . 3 . The father of Eupolemus ( 1Ma 8:17 , 2Ma 4:11 ), who was sent by Judas Maccabæus as an ambassador to Rome. 4. An envoy sent by the Jews to treat with Lysias ( 2Ma 11:17 ). 5. One of the sons of Simon the Maccabee ( 1Ma 16:2 ), commonly known as John Hyrcanus, and described as ‘a (valiant) man’ ( 1Ma 13:53 ). See Maccabees, § 5 , 6 . The father of Simon Peter ( John 1:42 ; John 21:15-17 RV [Note: Revised Version.] ; AV [Note: Authorized Version.] Jonas ), who is called in Matthew 16:7 Bar-Jona ( h ). In the latter passage the form Jônâs may be a contraction for Jôançs , or possibly Peter’s father had two names, as in the case of Saul Paul . 7. One of the high-priestly family ( Acts 4:6 ). 8. John Mark (see Mark). 9. 10. For the Baptist and the Apostle see the following two articles.

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Hastings, James. Entry for 'John'. Hastings' Dictionary of the Bible. 1909.

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