I know my questions have no biblical answers. But my curiosity says to throw these out there and see what happens. Why didn't Saint John the Baptist, knowing Jesus is the Messiah, follow after him and become an apostle? And depending on whose death came first, how did the violent death of St John affect Jesus or flipped the other way around how did the death of Jesus affect Saint John? It just seems odd that such an important figure as St John leaves very little in the narratives.