“The disciples of John
All these things
Καὶ ἀπήγγειλαν Ἰωάνει οἱ μαθηταὶ αὐτοῦ περὶ πάντων τούτων.
Luke said that the disciples of John the Baptist (οἱ μαθηταὶ αὐτοῦ) reported to John (Καὶ ἀπήγγειλαν Ἰωάνει) all these things (περὶ πάντων τούτων). Matthew, chapter 11:2, had something similar. John the Baptist heard about the works or deeds of Jesus the Christ, the anointed one, the Messiah, while he was in a prison. Clearly John still had a number of disciples, despite his imprisonment. Here Luke does not explicitly mention that John was in prison, just that a few of his disciples reported back to John the Baptist about Jesus and his activities. How do you learn about Jesus?