It just so happens that the preacher preached out of John 1 today, the day before my children and I begin reading through the book as part of our homeschooling. And now I have questions that weren't part of the sermon but are part of the text. I'm certain as we read through the book there will be more questions to come, so I may add to the first three as we go along. For that reason I'm going to number the questions so that it will be clear (hopefully) in the responses which question is being answered or responded to. Thanks in advance! Question 1: Joh 1:20 And he confessed, and denied not; but confessed, I am not the Christ. Joh 1:21 And they asked him, What then? Art thou Elias? And he saith, I am not. Art thou that prophet? And he answered, No What prophet are the Pharisees referring too? Question 2: Joh 1:29 The next day John seeth Jesus coming unto him, and saith, Behold the Lamb of God, which taketh away the sin of the world. Joh 1:30 This is he of whom I said, After me cometh a man which is preferred before me: for he was before me. Joh 1:31 And I knew him not: but that he should be made manifest to Israel, therefore am I come baptizing with water. Joh 1:32 And John bare record, saying, I saw the Spirit descending from heaven like a dove, and it abode upon him. Joh 1:33 And I knew him not: but he that sent me to baptize with water, the same said unto me, Upon whom thou shalt see the Spirit descending, and remaining on him, the same is he which baptizeth with the Holy Ghost. Joh 1:34 And I saw, and bare record that this is the Son of God. Why does John say not once but twice that he doesn't recognize Jesus when other books tell us their mothers were cousins and the preborn John leaped in recognition of the preborn Christ? Question 3: Joh 1:40 One of the two which heard John speak, and followed him, was Andrew, Simon Peter's brother. Who was the other disciple? (this one my preacher gave an answer to but didn't explain how he knew who the other one was and I didn't have a chance to ask.) Have fun!