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  1. Jan 4, 2022 · Most everyone, believer and non-believer alike, has heard of John the Baptist. He is one of the most significant and well-known figures in the Bible. While John was known as "the Baptist," he was in fact the first prophet called by God since Malachi some 400 years earlier.

  2. Jan 14, 2021 · 1. Christians recognize John the Baptist as a great prophet… and others do, too. John the Baptist is a well-known name in Christian households. He ushered in the long-awaited Messiah. He ate locusts and honey while living in the wilderness. He even baptized Jesus. Christians still admire John the Baptist for his zeal and his fascinating ...

  3. John the Baptist was a Jew from the priestly division of Abijah, which means “my father is the Lord.” In spite of his name, we do not know how John the Baptist actually conducted his famous ritual of immersion.

  4. 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.

  5. Mar 9, 2021 · John the Baptist (d. c. 30 CE) was a 1st-century CE itinerant preacher in Judea. We do not know his full name, but he is recognized by his activity. 'Baptizer' (Greek: baptizo) was translated directly into English and meant 'to immerse' or 'plunge'.

  6. John the Baptist Prepares the Way 3 In those days John the Baptist came, preaching in the wilderness of Judea 2 and saying, “Repent, for the kingdom of heaven has come near.” 3 This is he who was spoken of through the prophet Isaiah: “A voice of one calling in the wilderness, ‘Prepare the way for the Lord, make straight paths for him.’”[ a]

  7. Mar 16, 2023 · John the Baptist is an enigmatic figure within the New Testament. In Christian tradition his role as the precursor to Jesus has been emphasized, with theological stress laid on the presentation of the Fourth Gospel: John is the forerunner who points the way to Jesus as the “lamb of God” (1:29).

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