A Question I Was Asked:



Who Was the 'John' Mentioned in Acts 13:5? Surely this wasn't John the Apostle?








Who was the 'John' Mentioned in Acts 13:5? Surely this wasn't Saint John, the Apostle?


UK Apologetics Reply:

No, this was John Mark, who was the cousin of Barnabas. He is also mentioned in Acts 12:25 and Colossians 4:10. Acts 13 also mentions another 'John' in verses 24-25 and this, of course, was John the Baptist. So let us just briefly look at the verse you mention:

When they arrived at Salamis, they proclaimed the word of God in the Jewish synagogues. John was with them as their helper.

Robin A. Brace. May 25th, 2014.

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