Cyprus as the location of John’s exile in some medieval sources
According to a medieval Greek prologue to the Gospels, John wrote his Gospel “in Patmos of Cyprus.” Of course, Patmos is quite a distance from the much larger island of Cyprus (see map below).
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My research into the thesis that the early Christians identified John/Mark with John the Evangelist
Continue reading “John Mark? You have got to be kidding me!”
I remember as a graduate student talking about my undergraduate research with another student. There was interest until I mentioned that I had examined the potential identification of the Beloved Disciple/John the Evangelist with the John also called Mark.
Immediately the mood changed. Words didn’t need to be spoken; the incredulous look and change in demeanor said it all. The conversation was brought to an abrupt end.