in The Oxford Dictionary of Family Names in Britain and Ireland
November 2016; p ublished online November 2016 .
Reference Entry. Subjects: Names Studies. 338 words.
Variants: Jone, Jon, Jones, Johns
• Current frequencies: GB 17737, Ireland 134 • GB frequency 1881: 10816
in The Concise Oxford Dictionary of English Etymology
January 1996; p ublished online January 2003 .
Reference Entry. Subjects: History of English. 103 words.
one of the commonest Jewish and Christian names (the name of two saints of the N. T., John Baptist and
in The Oxford Companion to Chaucer
January 2003; p ublished online January 2005 .
Reference Entry. Subjects: Literary Studies (Early and Medieval). 48 words.
the monk in The Shipman's Tale. ‘This noble monk’ is identified as ‘daun John’ early in the tale (VII.43).
in The Oxford Dictionary of Byzantium
January 1991; p ublished online January 2005 .
Reference Entry. Subjects: Medieval and Renaissance History (500 to 1500). 579 words.
apostle and saint; often called John the Theologian; feastdays 26 Sept., 8 May, and others. The son of Zebedee,
in The Oxford Dictionary of Phrase and Fable
January 2005; p ublished online January 2006 .
Reference Entry. Subjects: History of English. 221 words.
John Barleycorn a personification of barley, or of the malt liquor made from this grain; the term is
in The Resurrection of the Messiah
April 2011; p ublished online May 2011 .
Chapter. Subjects: Biblical Studies. 16819 words.
This chapter examines John's narrative about the death and resurrection of Jesus. Like the Synoptics, John maintains the apostolic pattern: Jesus died, Jesus was buried, Jesus has been...