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A Life of St. John for the Young

By George Ludington Weed
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  • St John—Domenichino
  • A Life of St. John
    • For the Young
      • BY
      • GEORGE LUDINGTON WEED
    • PREFATORY NOTE
    • CONTENTS
    • LIST OF ILLUSTRATIONS
      • Map of the Land Where St. John Lived
  • A Life of St. John
    • CHAPTER I
      • A Home in the Blest Land, by the Sacred Sea
        • Sea of Galilee—Old Engraving Page 21
        • Site of Bethsaida—From Photograph Page 23
    • CHAPTER II
      • Five Boys of Bethsaida—Rambles About Home
        • Calm on Galilee—From Photograph Page 26
    • CHAPTER III
      • John's Royal Kindred
        • Virgin, Infant Jesus, and St John (Madonna della Sedia)—Raphael Page 31
        • Christ and St. John—Winterstein Page 34
    • CHAPTER IV
      • The Great Expectation in John's Day
        • Simeon and Anna in the Temple—Old Engraving Page 39
    • CHAPTER V
      • Early Influences on Character
        • The Boy John—Andrea del Sarto Page 41
        • Jerusalem—Old Engraving Page 44
    • CHAPTER VI
      • First Visit to Jerusalem
        • Joshua's Host Crossing the Jordan—Old Engraving Page 45
    • CHAPTER VII
      • John's View of the Coming Messiah
    • CHAPTER VIII
      • Jesus the Hidden Messiah
        • The Prophet Isaiah—Sargent Page 50
    • CHAPTER IX
      • "The Prophet of the Most High"
        • The Boy Jesus in the Temple—H. Hofmann Page 54
        • Street Scene in Nazareth—From Photograph Page 55
        • Visit of Mary to Elisabeth—Old Engraving Page 58
    • CHAPTER X
      • The Messiah Found
        • The Wilderness of Judea—From Photograph Page 59
        • Traditional Place of Christ's Baptism—From Photograph Page 63
        • The Baptism of Jesus—Old Engraving Page 64
    • CHAPTER XI
      • John a Wedding Guest
    • CHAPTER XII
      • John and Nicodemus
        • The First Disciples—Ittenbach Page 67
    • CHAPTER XIII
      • St. John and the Samaritaness
        • The Marriage at Cana—Old Engraving Page 72
        • Belshazzar's Feast—Old Engraving Page 74
        • The Hill of Samaria—Old Engraving Page 84
    • CHAPTER XIV
      • The Chosen One of the Chosen Three of the Chosen Twelve
        • Jacob's Well—From Photograph Page 91
        • The Miraculous Draught of Fishes—Old Engraving Page 94
    • CHAPTER XV
      • John in the Home of Jairus
        • Raising the Daughter of Jairus—H. Hofmann Page 99
    • CHAPTER XVI
      • John a Beholder of Christ's Glory
        • The Transfiguration—Old Engraving Page 106
        • Moses on Mt. Pisgah—Artist Unknown Page 109
    • CHAPTER XVII
      • St. John's Imperfections
    • CHAPTER XVIII
      • John and the Family of Bethany
        • Bethany— Old Engraving Page 120
        • The Resurrection of Lazarus—Old Engraving Page 126
    • CHAPTER XIX
      • John's Memorial of Mary
        • Triumphal Entry into Jerusalem—Gustav Doré Page 138
    • CHAPTER XX
      • John a Herald of the King
        • Christ and St. John—Ary Scheffer Page 155
    • CHAPTER XXI
      • With the Master on Olivet
    • CHAPTER XXII
      • John a Provider for the Passover
    • CHAPTER XXIII
      • John's Memories of the Upper Room
        • The Last Supper—Benjamin West Page 158
        • In Gethsemane—Gustave Doré Page 163
    • CHAPTER XXIV
      • With Jesus in Gethsemane
        • The Valley of Jehoshaphat—Old Engraving Page 164
        • Christ Before Caiaphas—Old Engraving Page 176
        • Christ before Pilate (Ecce Homo)—H. Hofmann Page 182
    • CHAPTER XXV
      • John in the High Priest's Palace
    • CHAPTER XXVI
      • John the Lone Disciple at the Cross
        • Christ Bearing His Cross—H. Hofmann Page 185
        • The Virgin and St. John at the Cross—Old Engraving Page 193
        • The Descent from the Cross—Rubens Page 200
    • CHAPTER XXVII
      • Lone Disciple at the Cross—Continued
        • In the Sepulchre—H. Hofmann Page 201
        • Jesus Appearing to Mary Magdalene (Easter Morning)—B. Plockhorst Page 209
    • CHAPTER XXVIII
      • John at the Tomb
        • The Descent of the Holy Spirit—Old Engraving Page 224
        • St. Peter and St. John at the Beautiful Gate—Old Engraving Page 225
    • CHAPTER XXIX
      • "What Shall This Man Do?"
    • CHAPTER XXX
      • St. John a Pillar-Apostle in the Early Christian Church
        • Ephesus—From Photograph Page 232
        • The Isle of Patmos—Old Engraving Page 233
    • CHAPTER XXXI
      • Last Days
        • Smyrna—Old Engraving Page 233
    • CHAPTER XXXII
      • A Retrospect
        • Pergamos and the Ruins of the Church of St. John—Old Engraving Page 233
        • Ruins of Laodicea—Old Engraving Page 233
    • CHAPTER XXXIII
      • Legends and Traditions of St. John
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