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Characters in The Gospel of Mark
Mark Berry
John the Baptist: John the Baptist is the Man who baptized Jesus in the River Jordan. People from Jerusalem and all over the Judean countryside were coming to be baptized by him. He wore cloth made of camels’ hair, with a leather belt around his waist. He ate honey and locusts. He proclaimed the coming of Jesus (the Messiah) and the Holy Spirit. John had many disciples. John was killed (beheaded) by King Herod, because king Herod gave one wish to his daughter and she wished john the Baptist dead. John the Baptist and his disciples often fasted. He received a Baptism of God

Mary Magdalene: Mary Magdalene witnessed Jesus’ death and witnessed the burial of Jesus. Mary Magdalene was the first to know about the resurrection of Jesus.

Simon-Peter: Simon was a fisherman who left his boat to follow Jesus. Peter was one of Jesus’s most important apostles, or disciples, of the time. Peter recognized Jesus as the Messiah. Peter did not understand why Jesus had to suffer and die. Because of that, Jesus believes that Peter was tempted by Satan. Peter denied the knowledge of knowing Jesus three times. Peter sought the forgiveness of Jesus after Jesus’ resurrection.

James: James was the brother of John and the son of Zebedee. Like Peter, James was a fisherman. James left his boat to follow Jesus. James was one of Jesus’ most important apostles (disciples) of the time. James was one of three apostles that witnessed Jesus’ transfiguration. James and John asked to sit at the right and left hand of Jesus to be equal to him, but Jesus explained that they are already equal to him.

John: John was the brother of James and son of Zebedee. Like his brother, John was a fisherman. John left his boat with his brother to follow Jesus. John was one of Jesus’ most important apostles (disciples) of the time. John was one of the three apostles that witnessed Jesus’ transfiguration. John referred to Jesus as teacher. John and James asked to sit at the right and left hand of Jesus to be equal to him, but Jesus explained that they are already equal to him.

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