John 21:20

Then Peter, turning about, saw the disciple whom Jesus loved following; who also leaned on his breast at supper, and said, Lord, who is he that betrays you?
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Clement Of Rome

AD 99
John, again, who "reclined on the bosom of our Lord, and whom He greatly loved"

John Chrysostom

AD 407
2. Wherefore has he reminded us of that reclining? Not without cause or in a chance way, but to show us what boldness Peter had after the denial. For he who then did not dare to question Jesus, but committed the office to another, was even entrusted with the chief authority over the brethren, and not only does not commit to another what relates to himself, but himself now puts a question to his Master concerning another. John is silent, but Peter speaks. He shows also here the love which he bare towards him; for Peter greatly loved John, as is clear from what followed, and their close union is shown through the whole Gospel, and in the Acts. When therefore Christ had foretold great things to him, and committed the world to him, and spoke beforehand of his martyrdom, and testified that his love was greater than that of the others, desiring to have John also to share with him, he said, And what shall this man do? Shall he not come the same way with us? And as at that other time not being...

Tertullian of Carthage

AD 220
Was anything, again, concealed from John, the Lord's most beloved disciple, who used to lean on His breast

Knowing this first, that no prophecy of the scripture is of any private interpretation. - 2 Peter 1:20

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