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Selçuk in Selçuk District, İzmir, Turkey — Aegean Region (Coastal)
 

St. Jean'in (Aziz Yahya) Kimliği Ve Hayatı/The Life of St. John

 
 
The Life of St. John marker image. Click for full size.
By Richard E. Miller, May 22, 2011
1. The Life of St. John marker
Inscription.
[Left column: text in Turkish]
[Right column: text in English]

According to an opinion that is based on the decision of, and thus at least as old as the council of Ephesus in 431 A.D., it is generally accepted that St. John came to Ephesus together with The Virgin Mary somewhere between 37 and 48 A.D., where they spent the remaining [days] of their lives. While he was being crucified, Jesus entrusted his mother to St. John, his most loved disciple, and “After these the disciple took her into his own house.” Those who believe this, conclude that the two of them there after never parted from one another, and that when St. John came to Ephesus, the Virgin Mary came along with him.

There is no doubt that St. John was in Asia from 67 A.D. onward. St. Paul came to Ephesus between 55–58 A.D. and added new congregations to the first ones that had already been founded there by other Apostles. St. John who started to preach the gospel after 67 A.D was twice threatened with death by the Emperor Domitianus and he was able to rescue twice by miracles. John was later exiled to the Island of Patmos, where he wrote the revelation and returned to Ephesus in 95 A.D. He spent the last years of his life on Ayasuluk Hill, in Ephesus, where he wrote his gospel and letters. When he died at approximately
An ancient rendering of St. John on "The Life of St. John" marker image. Click for full size.
By Richard E. Miller, May 22, 2011
2. An ancient rendering of St. John on "The Life of St. John" marker
the age of 100 he was buried there according to his last request. In the era when Christianity began to spread (third to fourth century A.D.), a martyrion (Monumental Tomb) was built over the grave. Later, a Basilica with a wooden roof was built around the martyrion.

T.C. Kültür Ve Turizm Bakanliği & Pamukkale Üniversitesi Ayasuluk Tepesi Ve St. Jean Aniti Kazisi

 
Erected by T.C. Kültür Ve Turizm Bakanliği & Pamukkale Üniversitesi Ayasuluk Tepesi Ve St. Jean Aniti Kazisi.
 
Location. 37° 57.148′ N, 27° 22.077′ E. Marker is in Selçuk, İzmir, in Selçuk District. Marker can be reached from St. Jean Caddisi west of 2013 Sokak. Click for map. Marker is inside the Basilica of St. John complex, mounted on the stone deck in the ruins off the south apse. Marker is in this post office area: Selçuk, İzmir 35920, Turkey.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 3 kilometers of this marker, measured as the crow flies. St. Jean (Aziz Yahya) Kilisesi/The Church of St. John (a few steps from this marker); The Basilica of St. John (within shouting distance of this marker); Hellenistic Fountain House (approx. 2.6 kilometers away in Izmir Province); The Great Theatre
Rendering of John with Mary at the crucifiction of Jesus on "The Life of St. John" marker image. Click for full size.
By Richard E. Miller, May 22, 2011
3. Rendering of John with Mary at the crucifiction of Jesus on "The Life of St. John" marker
(approx. 2.6 kilometers away); The Bouleuterion (approx. 2.7 kilometers away in İzmir Province); The 'State Agora' (approx. 2.7 kilometers away in İzmir Province); Processional Way (approx. 2.7 kilometers away); The 'Rhodian Peristyle' and The Prytaneum (approx. 2.7 kilometers away in Izmir Province). Click for a list of all markers in Selçuk.
 
Related markers. Click here for a list of markers that are related to this marker. To better understand the relationship, study each marker in the order shown.
 
Also see . . .  John the Apostle. Wikipedia (Submitted on June 26, 2011, by Richard E. Miller of Oxon Hill, Maryland.) 
 
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Photo of the tomb of St. John - on "The Life of St. John" marker image. Click for full size.
By Richard E. Miller, May 22, 2011
4. Photo of the tomb of St. John - on "The Life of St. John" marker
- view to the west from the ruins of the east apse.
"The Life of St. John" marker, mounted at the edge of the white deck (center, right) image. Click for full size.
By Richard E. Miller, May 22, 2011
5. "The Life of St. John" marker, mounted at the edge of the white deck (center, right)
- view from the south apse. Note the four pillars of the tomb site (center, middle) and the medieval fort at the crest of Ayasuluk Hill in the background.
Inscription in Turkish and English on stone at the restored Tomb of St. John image. Click for full size.
By Richard E. Miller, May 22, 2011
6. Inscription in Turkish and English on stone at the restored Tomb of St. John
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Richard E. Miller of Oxon Hill, Maryland. This page has been viewed 756 times since then and 26 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5. submitted on , by Richard E. Miller of Oxon Hill, Maryland.   6. submitted on , by Richard E. Miller of Oxon Hill, Maryland. • Bernard Fisher was the editor who published this page. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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