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Is Jesus a disciple of Buddha?

I have heard that Buddha preceded Christ by approximately 500 years and that it may have been possible for the teachings of Buddha to have reached the ears of the young Christ and inspired his ...
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Did Jesus' disciples believe Jesus was God or a prophet?

Did the disciples believe that Jesus was God or a prophet? I presume that their opinion changed when he died. They called Jesus "Lord". However, "Lord" was a somewhat common title back then.
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Why did the apostle John call himself, “the disciple whom Jesus loved”?

John refers to himself, on at least four occasions, as "the disciple whom Jesus loved"? (John 13:23, 19:26, 21:7 & 21:20). Why is this? It seems a bit arrogant, especially as Jesus loved the ...