posted on Jan, 24 2005 @ 07:22 PM
I apologize, John was not the brother of Jesus. I got mixed up...Jude and James were the brothers of Jesus.
Check John 1:19, it may be taken to be talking about John, the author of his book, or it may be talking about John the Baptist, who left behind no
John 21:20-24...KJV...Then Peter, turning about, seeth the disciple whom Jesus loved following; which also leaned on his breast at supper, and said,
Lord, which is he that betrayeth thee? Peter seeing him saith to Jesus, Lord, and what shall this man do? Jesus saith unto him, If I will that he
tarry till I come, what is that to thee? follow thou me. Then went this saying abroad among the brethren, that that disciple should not die: yet Jesus
said not unto him, He shall not die; but, If I will that he tarry till I come, what is that to thee? This is the disciple which testifieth of these
things, and wrote these things: and we know that his testimony is true.
We see clearly a couple things here: the disciple who Jesus loved was a man, and this disciple wrote the Book of John. Suffice it to say that the
disciple who Jesus loved was John.
And I don't know why there are two conclusions to the book of John, I guess that some manuscripts had the "long version" while others had the
"short version" and being unable to see which was original they just stuck them both in there.
On the side, I call myself southern_cross3 because it represents St. Andrew's Cross, which is depicted on the flag of the Confederacy. St. Andrew was
crucified sideways, hence the X on the flag. As well, one of my favorite symbols is the equal armed cross, Greek, Maltese, Iron, Chopper, or
whathaveyou. And three is my favorite number.
[edit on 1/24/2005 by southern_cross3]