1- John the Baptist son of Zechariah, figures prominently in the beginning of each of the four Gospels (Matthew 3:1).

2- John, son of Zebedee was one of the Twelve Apostles, along with his brother James. This John is mentioned frequently in the Synoptic Gospels, but always (with a lone exception) in company with his brother James or with Peter or often with both (Matthew 4:21).

3- The father of the Apostles Simon Peter and Andrew also was known as Jonah (John 21:15).

4- A member of the Jewish council (Acts 4:3).

5- The nephew of Barnabas was also called Mark or John Mark (Acts 12:12).

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