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John the Baptist

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Known as being rather eccentric for his day, John the Baptist was preacher and, according to some religions, a prophet during the time of Jesus. Questions about John the Baptist can be directed here.
John the Baptist was the son of Zechariah and Elizabeth (Luke 1:5-25). Jesus was Mary's son, conceived through the power of the Holy Spirit (Luke 1:26-38). Mary was Elizabeth's cousin (Luke 1:36). So the relation between Jesus and John the Baptist was that of second cousins. Jesus and John the Bapt…
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As a middle class worker, and a Writer after his first Award Wining book (Tortilla Flat).
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John's ministry called the people of Judea to the water of the Jordan for repentance. Jesus ministry also probably baptised i.e immersed, but his ministry was wrapped up in his work in the redemption for all mankind. So the nature of their ministries were different. So the answer is regardless of th…
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new answer They are the same person-different lifetimes. Remember Jesus said that Elijah had already come and they didn't know him and abused him. Elisha and Jesus are the same, different lifetimes. see Matthew interpreted. isbn#0-944386-15-6 (New Answer from another individual.) Actually Elijah…
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Herod Antipas was responsible for sending John to be beheaded because of a promise Herod made to the daughter of Herodious to give her anything she wanted.Her request was for John's head,which she (Herodious) had been wanting for a while , because of John's reproving comments about her adulterous re…
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The Gospels do not record what prayers he taught his disciples. It is quite possible that Mandaean scriptures mention what prayers he taught them.
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To pass laws.
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John was imprisoned for criticizing the immoral marriage of Herod to Herodias, his sister-in-law. When Herodias and her daughter, Salome, plotted together, they convinced Herod to kill John, although he was reluctant. The famous story is that Salome danced for the king and his friends, and Herod sai…
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BC - Before Christ, then his life which is unaccounted for timewise, and then AD - Anno Domini For example: Dates Before Christ are written 350 BC Dates after Christ's birth are written AD 250
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One human activity causing problems in the deserts are that collectors are selling cacti for money. Another human activity that damages the desert is when people drive off road with 4 wheelers. When people do this it can leave 7-foot deep holes in the ground and this damage can take 100 to 1,000 yea…
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There are several Johns in the Bible, it depends on which one you are asking about. One of the johns: John, the disciple of Jesus and the author of the gospel of John.
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St. John the Baptist was a cousin of Our Lord and about 6 months older than him. He was a prophet charged with the task of preparing the "way of the Lord" and he did so by preaching and baptizing in the regions around Jerusalem. He had a large following, including some men who later became apostles …
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A Baptist is a person who belongs to the Baptist Church. Being a Baptist implies that you have certain things in common with other Baptists, such as how you approach worship.
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Mattthew 3 [13] Then cometh Jesus from Galilee to Jordan unto John, to be baptized of him. [14] But John forbad him, saying, I have need to be baptized of thee, and comest thou to me? [15] And Jesus answering said unto him, Suffer it to be so now: for thus it becometh us to fulfil all righteousnes…
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Malachi 3:1 *** Quick reference : Malachi 3:1 Behold, I will send my messenger, and he shall prepare the way before me: and the LORD, whom ye seek, shall suddenly come to his temple, even the messenger of the covenant, whom ye delight in: behold, he shall come, saith the LORD of hosts. (see "di…
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answer 3:13 Then cometh Jesus from Galilee to Jordan unto John, to be baptized of him. 3:14 But John forbad him, saying, I have need to be baptized of thee, and comest thou to me? However there's a little problem with the above verses; (3:14-15) "Comest thou to me?" John has a good point i…
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No,It was John the Apostle that wrote the book of John
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I am a Baptist because I need to be rooted and grounded in the Word of God, and I believe that the best way to interpret the Bible is to take it literally. However, I am a Independent fundamental Baptist, so I may not believe the same as Southern Baptists, though I am in the South. I am a Baptist …
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We don't know. The Bible makes no reference to it. It is possible that John submitted to baptism by one of the twelve Apostles, with whom he had contact from time to time.Even though the Bible makes no reference to it, some still say that John was baptized in his mother's womb before his actual birt…
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no recording of him being baptised
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John performed Mikvah to the Jewish, not Baptism Baptism, from Greek βαπτίζω (baptízô), is a religious act of purification by water usually associated with admission to membership or fullness of membership of Christianity. Because of the word's association with Christianity and its period…
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I don't and John was my family's pastor from 1992 until he left. We still attend that church and we still don't know why he left. The main impression we got was that no one wanted to talk about it when it was happening and most people still don't want to talk about it. I have been attending church m…
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While historically it is impossible to determine with any certainty that John was homosexual or heterosexual, or indeed whether his name was actually "John", the answer is that he probably was heterosexual - with the caveats that a great deal of time has passed, historians have been selective in the…
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it was our Father directly who communicited the birth of Christ initially to the prophet Isaiah. You will find the account written in the book of Isaiah, in the 7th chapter. You will find an angel discussing the birth of John the baptist to his dad, in the First chapter of Luke. You will find Gabr…
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Another answer from our community: There are none. There are some things hard to understand and especially many deep spiritual truths, but no contradictions. Since John, like the rest of scripture is divinely inspired, God knew what He wanted written through the mind and pen of John. He did not fo…
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John is written phonetically in Modern Hebrew as: ג'ון The origin of the name John in Hebrew is Yochanan: יוחנן The name Yochanan appears in the Hebrew bible as an army man: "But when Yochanan the son of Kareah, and all the captains of the forces that were with him, heard of all the evil …
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it is when you shower for the love of god
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Another answer from our community: John the Baptist was a man in the Bible who preached of the coming of Jesus. He was the man to baptize Jesus in the River Jordan, as recorded in the book of Matthew. John the Baptist was the cousin of Jesus. His mother was Elizabeth.
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Herod Antipas was a Jewish leader, ruler of Galilee and Peraea between 4 BC and 39 AD. Herod Antipas -a nickname derived from Antipatros- was the son of the Jewish king Herod the Great and his wife Malthace. Hope this answers your question Chester http:/www.prayer-for-cancer.com Herod was Gree…
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In the early Church, saints were received by the Church due to popular acclaim and local ecclesiastical approval. St. John the Baptist was declared a saint by Christ Himself, Who said of John that he was one of the greatest born of the Old Testament.
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There are dozens and probably hundreds of Baptist organizations around the world. Strictly speaking, it is difficult even to talk about Baptist "denominations"; most Baptist groups function as conventions or associations of churches, without a strong central church government. This is because a fund…
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Other answers from our community: zacharia and elizibeth His father was a priest named Zacharias, and his mother was a woman of Aaronic descent named Elizabeth. See Luke chapter one. AnswerJohn the Baptist was the son of Elizabeth and Zacharias. They were both very old, and Elizabeth was barre…
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Because he received the Holy Spirit while he was still his mother's womb.
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Answer King Herod was fooled into ordering his head on a platter. He was thus killed by beheading. This terrible event is recorded in the New Testament Gospels of Matthew 14:1-12, Mark 6:14-29 and Luke 9:7-9. Answer According to the gospels, John the Baptist was arrested and held in prison earl…
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It is his date of birth. As Christ called him the "greatest of all men," John the Baptist is honored as the only Saint to have his Feast Day celebrated on the date of his birth.
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The Protestant Baptist Church were formed on many beliefs, both relevant and irrelevant to that of other protestant churches. The Baptist mainly separated on the belief that "good" or bad" deeds do not get people in or out of heaven. I, myself, being a baptist, are taught people receive salvation n…
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He was very private about his personal life and relationships ... but it was said, after his death that his sex life had been notorious in Paris, and in Venice, positively scandalous. Other scholars believe he was homosexual. Some nonsense deleted.
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Opinion: The Bible doesn't really say much about what women accompanied John the Baptist.
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Elizabeth was a descendant in the priestly line of Aaron. She and her husband, Zachary (Zachariah), a Temple priest, lived an upright and blameless life in one of the hill-towns of Judea. The great disappointment in their lives was that although they had prayed fervently for a child, Elizabeth had r…
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John was never officially canonized as a saint. He would have been proclaimed a saint by popular acclaim early in the history of the Church. There was no official canonization process in place at the time.On August 29th.
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Another answer from our community: He died because of his beliefs. He was doing the Lord's work.
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John the baptist lived in the early 1st Century; about the same time as Jesus of Nazareth. He was born a few months before Jesus, and was killed about a year or so before Jesus died.
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John the Baptist was a levitical Priest. It was conferred by his family. Levitical priests (see Aaron) have baptismal authority.
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One may not reliably assert one set of principles over another set of principles as being "the" baptist doctrine. This is because of the most common principle among those who consider themselves baptists: Every person is free to answer the holy spirit's call to relationship with God by freely and wi…
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To make laws
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Julius was sent to spy on John the Baptist by King Herod Antipas. Julius instead sent 4 of his soldiers to spy on John. John had condemned Herod for marrying his brother's wife.
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The forerunner for Jesus christ
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James (not the writer of the book of James) and John the disciple. They were also known as the 'Sons of Thunder.' Answer/ John and James, the sons of Zebedee were chosen by Jesus Christ as He walked by the sea of Galilee - Matthew Ch.4. Jesus Christ chose John and James as his close companions al…
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Zechariah, a priest of the course of Abia (Luke 1:5) was John the Baptist's father. We rely on Luke's gospel for information about the birth of John the Baptist, because none of the other gospel authors seems to have known this. Luke chapter 1 tells us that Zechariah was John the Baptist's father…
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baptised the people with water in the river of Jordanforetold the story of Jesusbaptised Jesus in the river of Jordanwas beheaded for telling the truth
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First we need to establish in what year John the Baptist died. According to the canonical Gospels, John died shortly after Jesus began his ministry. According to tradition, this would place his death about 29 or 30 CE. However, the Jewish historian, Flavius Josephus, seems to place his death much l…
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John the Baptist was the son of Zachary, a priest of the Temple in Jerusalem, and Elizabeth, a kinswoman of Mary who visited her. He was probably born at Ain-Karim southwest of Jerusalem after the Angel Gabriel had told Zachary that his wife would bear a child even though she was an old woman. He li…
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He got his butt smacked hard he got his butt smacked hard.
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The Voice that cries out in the wilderness.
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Her exact age is not given. It is only stated that she was post-menopausal.
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John the Apostle wrote the Book of St. John, and the Book of Revelation. There is some controversy over whether he wrote First, Second, and Third John, but they certainly bear his name. Conventional wisdom is weighted on the side of his authorship of those three epistles. John the apostle is trad…
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Answer: The state of being a Nazarite is the result of a vow taken by someone who will thereafter be "separated" or "dedicated" to the Lord in a special way. Nazarites were not priests but were used by God as examples of holiness to the larger population. Among the Nazarites were Samson, Samuel, and…
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Elijah, Jesus, and Enoch
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Someone has said that she was in her late 30's early 40's when John the Baptist was born but even though there is no age given, we know that is not even close to being a possible age. Everyone considered it a miracle and her husband told the angel he was an old man and his wife "well striken" in y…
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an eagle according to my research. The Astronomical symbol Aquarius the water bearer. The answer is actually that he has many symbols, the chief being: The Head, the Lamb, the Shell [for Baptism], the Holly [for the Passion of Christ which he prefigured], the Maltese Cross, the Reed, from which …
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Jesus is the vine and his followers are the branches, while God is the one who tends the plant. He sometimes brings about actions that are intended not to harm Christians, but to help them be more productive spiritually. It establishes the relationship between Christians and Christ, and is the last …
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Of Mice and Men, Grapes Of Wrath, East of Eden (which was written for Hitchcock), Cup of Gold, and Cannery.
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As of December 6th, John Rich married his longtime girlfriend of 5 years, former model Joan Bush in a ceremony held at the historic Ryman Auditorium in Nashville, TN. The ceremony was performed by John's father, Jim Rich, a minister. The couple also had a reception at the Plowboy Mansion, formally k…
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No. First of all, if he was dead, how did he baptize Jesus and set the way for Him? Also, when Mary went to visit her Holy cousin Elizabeth, the child in Elizabeth's womb leaped for joy when he heard the sound of Mary's voice.
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John Rolfe did not have a formal education. He was educated privately and by his parents as well. He was one of the earliest settlers in America.
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No, he did not.
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John the Baptist was an only child.No he did not.John was the only child of Elizabeth and Zachary. In fact, Elizabeth was well beyond child bearing years when she gave irth to John.
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he means that god is dead dont you get it of course it means god is dead this is my answer- hope its alright Proctor is in shock that Danforth believes Mary Warren after she accuses Proctor of working with the devil. He means that God must be dead if He allows the witch trials to happen. Proctor s…
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Herod, like his father, was an evil man, jealous of his position and viewed Jesus as the prophisied of King and perceived Jesus therefore as a threat. Though professing to be religious Herod had closer ties with Godless Rome than his subjects. Pilate did not want to kill Jesus, in fact he gave the J…
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he had 124 kids
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11 I indeed baptize you with water unto repentance: but he that cometh after me is mightier than I, whose shoes I am not worthy to bear: he shall baptize you with the Holy Ghost, and with fire: 12 Whose fan is in his hand, and he will throughly purge his floor, and gather his wheat into the garner; …
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John the Baptist was beheaded by Herod Antipas. You can find the story in Matthew chapter 14 verses 3 -12. The story is also recorded in Mark 6:14-29 and Luke 9:7-9.
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Very unlikely The Herod of History is much different than what is narrated in the Bible. First we need to know when and for what reason John was beheaded. Matthew and Mark: "But when Herod's birthday was kept, the daughter of Herodias [Salome] danced before them, and pleased Herod. Whereupon he pr…
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We are told in scripture that he ate 'locusts and wild honey'. John was a Nazirite - a Jewish sect whose members were set apart either for life or for a set time to serve God in a special way. To mark them out from others they never cut their hair, wore srange clothes and ate strange food. Samson wa…
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because she was an interesting woman i met.
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He did not do any bad things
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He is the one who baptized Jesus Christ in the Jordan River. ....................................................................................................................////////////////////////////////////////////////////
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Yes, Matthew tells us: Mat 3:4 John's clothes were made of camel's hair; he wore a leather belt around his waist, and his food was locusts and wild honey.The Jews were permitted to eat locust, crickets and grasshoppers according to God's laws. (Lev. 11:22) This was, and still is, a common practice …
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The cause of her death is unkown. The Bible has no records of her death. Very little information is given about her and her life.
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John the baptist was 30 years old when he Baptised Jesus. Jesus 30 years and John the baptist is 6 months elder than Jesus Christ. So, this is true. I think John the baptist beheaded at the age of 32-33 years. Why, because of jesus christ formed his disciples and ministry developed after death of…
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The Jewish historian, Josephus, tells us that John the Baptist was imprisoned and executed because he publicly objected to Herod Antipas marrying his brother's former wife, Herodias. The marriage took place in 34 CE and John seems to have been executed in 35 or perhaps early 36 CE. Josephus places …
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John the Baptist is the patron saint of:•against convulsions •against epilepsy •against hail •against hailstorms •against spasms •baptism •bird dealers •converts •convulsive children •cutters •epileptics •farriers •French Canadians •lambs •monastic life …
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Yes, he was beheaded.
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This Saint Elizabeth is the patron saint of pregnant women.
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Six (6) months (Luke 1:36)According to Luke 1:36, Elizabeth was six months pregnant with John when Jesus was conceived in Mary by the Holy Spirit, so John would have been six months old when Jesus was born.
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From the First Century onward.
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Because she identified Mary as the Mother Of God.
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Another answer from our community: This is unknown and is unlikely ever to be since he was beheaded in prison. Although his followers buried him it is unlikely that any kind of a memorial was made of his tomb since he himself was a humble man and pointed to Jesus as the coming Messiah, as well as …
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He was decapitated (beheaded) by Herod. See Matthew 14:1-12.
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Another answer from our community: John the Baptist criticized the king, Herod, and was beheaded upon the request of Salome.
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John the Baptist was born , according to the record in Luke chapters 1 -2, up to 6 months before Jesus. This is deduced from the visit of Mary to her cousin Elizabeth, John's mother, when Elizabeth was 6 months pregnant. The suggestion is that Mary was already with child by this time (see Luke 1:41-…
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Judaism.
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John the Baptist saw Jesus become the Messiah, and he also bears witness to the spirit of a dove. John the Baptist also baptized Jesus.
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he had camel skin clothing with a leather belt. It's true he had a camels skin, but there's a lot more to it! It was a very fine leather garment and most likely passed down from Elijah & Elisha, they too had the same leather tallit(prayer shawl) called a mantle in many Bibles. John's hair was ve…
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The main job of john the baptist was to make the people repent of their sins , and get baptized.
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A: The Book of Revelation is signed by a person called John, writing from the island of Patmos, near Greece. Some of the Church Fathers, late in the second century believed that this John was probably the apostle John, and for that reason sought to have the Book considered as canonical. Other Churc…
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