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  1. John the Baptist (c. 1st century BC – c. AD 30) was an itinerant preacher active in the area of the Jordan River in the early 1st century AD. He is also known as John the Forerunner in Christianity, John the Immerser in some Baptist Christian traditions, and Prophet Yaḥyā in Islam.

  2. John the Baptist. Apart from Jesus Christ, John the Baptist is probably the most theologically significant figure in the Gospels. As was the case with Jesus, his birth was meticulously recorded ( Luke 1:5-25). His entrance into the world was marked by angelic proclamation and divine intervention ( Luke 1:57-80).

  3. Sep 21, 2021 · While John was known as "the Baptist," he was in fact the first prophet called by God since Malachi some 400 years earlier. John’s coming was foretold over 700 years previously by another prophet: "A voice of one calling: 'In the desert prepare the way for the LORD; make straight in the wilderness a highway for our God.

  4. Oct 07, 2021 · John the Baptist is one of the most distinctive characters in the New Testament. He had an unusual flair for fashion, wearing wild-looking clothing made of camel's hair and a leather belt around his waist. He lived in the desert wilderness, ate locust and wild honey and preached a strange message. Unlike so many people, John the Baptist knew ...

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  5. Answer: John the Baptist (he was only referred to as such after he began to baptize) was born to a woman in her old age named Elizabeth. She had been barren all her life but was healed by God (Luke 1:5 - 15, 36). Elizabeth was a descendant of Israel's first high priest named Aaron (Luke 1:5) and a cousin of Jesus' mother Mary (Luke 1:36).

  6. Feb 16, 2013 · John the Baptist was the last prophet in the Bible who spoke about the coming Messiah. He was also a preacher who baptized people and denounced their sins. Jesus Christ was John's cousin, with John being about 6 months older than Jesus. Elizabeth and Zechariah, Parents of John the Baptist According to the Bible, the…

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