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The Name John/Yahya in the Bible and Qur’an

Luke 1:59-61New Living Translation (NLT)

59 When the baby was eight days old, they all came for the circumcision ceremony. They wanted to name him Zechariah, after his father. 60 But Elizabeth said, “No! His name is John!”

61 “What?” they exclaimed. “There is no one in all your family by that name.”

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Qur’an Verse (19:7)

Arberry: ‘O Zachariah, We give thee good tidings of a boy, whose name is John. No namesake have We given him aforetime.

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