Summary: John, the son of Levi, was one of Yeshua’s most devoted disciples. He also
served as the chief scribe in the house of Caiaphas (Y:46:44). When Yeshua was on
the cross, it was John whom Yeshua entrusted to look after his mother (Y:47:50-52).
Following the crucifixion, the resurrected Yeshua appeared first to his wife, Mary
(Y:48:4-13), then to his mother Miriam (Y:48:14-18), and then to John and Cleopas
as they traveled to the village of Emmaus (Y:48:19-27). Yeshua was disguised as a
fellow traveler, and wasn’t recognized as the master until the three of them were
eating dinner together.
And there followed after the Lord but few of the disciples, for many had fled away
into the night.
But there was among those which followed after, John the son of Levi who was first
above all the scribes in Caiaphas’ house;
And when he saw that the Lord was taken captive unto Jerusalem, he went straightway
unto Nicodemus and told him all which had happened to the Master.
Now there stood by the cross of the Lord his mother, and Mary his Beloved, and Mary
of Magdala; and there drew near unto them from Jerusalem, John the son of Levi.
And the Lord, seeing the disciple near, spoke unto his mother, saying: “Woman, behold
your son.” Then said the Lord unto John: “Behold, your mother.”
And from that hour did John honor Miriam even as his own mother, and he took her
unto his own home.
Now when it was about the noon hour, there came unto the house of John, a beggar
which was sorely afflicted; and seeing the Lord’s mother making ready the noon meal,
he petitioned her for mercy’s sake to feed him.
And there was gathered unto Cephas to comfort him, James and John the sons of Zebedee,
and Nathaniel of Cana, Thomas Zelotes, and John the scribe who was come up from Jerusalem;
and it was in the spring of the year.
And that John which was come from Jerusalem, spoke unto Cephas, saying: “It is the