A lead amulet just recently found on the island of Ærø in Denmark, from the Viking/Medieval Age, tells of a belief in Elves, and names two of them. The amulet also contains text from the Gospel of St. John: "In the Beginning was the Word", indicating that for the owner of the amulet, an orientation towards Christ, and towards (specific) Elves, lived side by side. The article (in Danish), ellaborates on the find, and what it reveals to us
The gospels of Mark, Matthew, and John report that Yeshua was handed over to the Roman soldiers, who clothed Him in a ragged scarlet cloak, jammed a crown of thorns on His head, and mocked Him saying, “Hail, King of the Jews!”
Christ ‘King of the Kings’ – Greek (Mount Athos), 17th century - In addition to his tripartite halo Christ bearing a crown, the latter in combination with the cruciform pallium and the sakkos (instead of his usual himation) corresponding to his appearance as the 'High Priest', his open Gospel Book displaying the verse from John 18:36: 'My Kingdom is not of this world', seated on an elaborately carved marble throne with high rounded back... 40¼ x 21 1/8 in.
The Gospels, the first four books of the New Testament, tell the story of the life of Jesus. Yet only one—the Gospel of John—claims to be an eyewitness account, the testimony of the unnamed “disciple whom Jesus loved.” “Who wrote the Gospel of John?” is a question that remains unanswered, though noted theologians throughout the ages maintain that it was indeed the disciple John who penned the famous Biblical book.