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  1. John the Baptist [note 1] ( c. 1st century BC – c. AD 30) was a Judaean mission preacher active in the area of Jordan River in the early 1st century AD. [19] [20] He is also known as John the Forerunner in Christianity, John the Immerser in some Baptist Christian traditions, [21] and Prophet Yahya 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. Jan 5, 2023 · St. John the Baptist, (born 1st decade bce, Judaea, Palestine, near Jerusalem—died 28–36 ce; feast day June 24), Jewish prophet of priestly origin who preached the imminence of God’s Final Judgment and baptized those who repented in self-preparation for it; he is revered in the Christian church as the forerunner of Jesus Christ. After a period of desert solitude, John the Baptist emerged ...

  4. Jan 4, 2022 · Later, King Herod put John the Baptist in prison. Herod had married the former wife of his brother, Philip. John boldly spoke out against this marriage, much to the dislike of Herodias, Herod’s new wife ( Luke 3:19–20; Mark 6:17–20 ). While John was in prison, he heard of all the things Jesus was doing. In what seems to be a moment of ...

  5. John the Baptist was set apart, for life, to be a Nazarite even before his conception (Luke 1:15). His miraculous birth, occurring just six months ahead of Jesus', took place in the late February to early March time frame (at the same period of God's Feast Days known as Passover and Feast of Unleavened Bread) in 5 B.C.

  6. Oct 7, 2021 · John the Baptist. Known for : John the Baptist was a forerunner and prophet of the Messiah who prepared people for the coming of Jesus Christ. He preached a gospel of forgiveness of sins and offered a baptism symbolizing repentance. John was arrested and beheaded by Herod Antipas around AD 29, while Jesus was still alive and ministering.

  7. Jun 24, 2020 · John the Baptist is a mysterious figure in the New Testament. He was famous in his own day, even before he became the herald of Christ. We even know about him from outside the New Testament.

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