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The Latinised name Johannes (Greek: Ἰωάννης Iōannēs), which in English usually appears as John, is derived from the Hebrew name Yohanan (Hebrew: יוחנן) meaning "the LORD (YHWH) is gracious", which in Judaism is seen as expressing a "birth given as a divine gift". Initiates who have reached that high level of spiritual development where the Christ awakens the life spirit in them are quite generally called by the name Johannes.
Well-known bearers of this name are:
- John the Baptist, the reborn Elijah
- John the Evangelist, considered identical with John the Apostle
- Prester John, the legendary priest-king