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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 ate locust and wild honey and he wore a sheepskin gown. He told people to repent and be baptised.
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  No. The gospels say that John the Baptist baptised Jesus. The first-century Jewish historian Josephus says that John was executed in 35 CE, which is long before any of the New Testament books were written. The author of the Book of Revelations is commonly known as "John of Patmos" because of...
Jesus did not die before John the Baptist? Here is why, some time after a special occasion had taken place, a Herodias carried out a grudge against John. This was during Herod's birthday celebration in which the daughter of Herodias delighted Herod with her dancing, upon which Herod swore to her...
  Matthew and Mark both say that Herod Antipas was sorry to have John beheaded, but did so only because he had given his word and felt that he could not fail to keep it. Neither gospel gives a reason for that reluctance, although Luke hints that Herod Antipas felt guilty for having done so. The...
Born: 5 B.C.   Birthplace: Judea   Died: c. 33 A.D. (beheading)   Best Known As: The man who "prepared the way" for Jesus of Nazareth       John the Baptist is a key figure in the Biblical stories of Jesus of Nazareth. According to the Gospels, John's role was to announce the...
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
It is believed that John the Baptist's parents were old when he was born so, he was orphaned at an early age and raised by Essene monks in the desert.
No, he was a preacher and cousin to Jesus.
No, John the Baptist was never in Hades. When he died he went straight to heaven like all belivers do.
Herod Antipas had him beheaded at the request of Herod's daughter.
Jesus wanted to get baptized first so that he could then start his ministry on earth. He did it as an example for us to follow.
John the Baptist founded no religious order.
Made of camel's hair.
Elizabeth (Hebrew: 'E‧li‧she′va‛, meaning "my God is plenty" or "God of Plenty"), was the wife of the priest Zechariah. She came from the priestly family of Aaron the Levite, and was advanced in years when the angel Gabriel appeared to Zechariah and announced that Elizabeth would give birth...
St. John the Baptist was ultimately beheaded by Herod because he refused to adore false images, and was directly related to Jesus Christ who at the time was complicating Herod's political aspirations with Rome.Correction:The martyrdom of John the Baptist had nothing to do with him refusing to...
It could have somthing to do with the fact that jesus had to  totally rely upon God to lead him and take care of that which he  had no control over ,Jesus left because he had to forfill his  Fathers plan.
Yes. Only Jesus was conceived by divine intervention. Additional scriptural references: It can be assumed that she did. She and Zechariah, though well along in years, were married, and this was not a 'virgin' birth, like it was in the case of Mary. In Mary's case she was unmarried, and was told that...
John the Baptist didn't have any children because he never had a love affair or marry.
All of the tribes of Israel were from the sons of one man, Jacob. So all the tribes are physically related.
Jesus was born first.Jesus was there when the world was been created.no
The Bible does not say anything about John the Baptist being shipwrecked. His ministry was in the wilderness.
A:   Of course the basic gsopel story of John the Baptist was first  written in Mark's Gospel and then copied and elaborated by the  authors of the Gospels of Matthew and Luke. The author of Luke  added some extensive material about the birth of John to Zacherias  and Elizabeth, although Uta...
You will find the story of John the Baptist being beheaded in Matthew 14:1 - 12 and Mark 6:17 - 29.
Because she identified Mary as the Mother Of God.
No connection really, although some Baptist Christians have sought to see a connection. Baptists, as a recognized entity, go back to the early 1600s. They often describe themselves as a "New Testament" church because of their emphasis on two ordinances (or sacraments), the use of immersion in...
Mark 6:14-29 describes the death of John the Baptist.
  Herod Antipas had John the Baptist imprisoned and executed for publicly criticising his marriage in 34 CE to his own brother's former wife. Since Antipas was a pagan, he would be a Gentile, or non-Jew.
Approximately 27 years of age.
A:   Based on the writings of of the first- century Jewish historian,  Josephus, it seems likely that John spent very little time in  prison. John was imprisoned after the wedding of Herod Antipas to  Herodias in 34 CE, and executed before King Antipas of Nabatea  attacked and defeated Herod...
John the Baptist did not write a Gospel. The apostle John, writer of the gospel of John, began his gospel with these words: In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God. The same was in the beginning with God.
Another answer from our community: This is unknown and is unlikely ever to be since he was beheaded inprison. Although his followers buried him it is unlikely that anykind of a memorial was made of his tomb since he himself was ahumble man and pointed to Jesus as the coming Messiah, as well asnot...
It depends upon which Joseph. If it is Joseph, husband of the Virgin Mary, then almost certainly.We are told that Elizabeth was the wife of Zechariah (not Zachary as you suggested), and we are also told in Luke Ch 1 that Elizabeth was a 'relative' (probably a cousin) of the Virgin Mary, the wife of...
His parents, Sts. Zechariah & Elisabeth, & his distant  Relatives, the Lord Jesus, the Blessed Virgin Mary, & St.  Joseph.
After beheading he died. His disciples then carried off his body to be buried.
The angel who announced these two important births to the world was the angel Gabriel.
There is no book on the Bible of John the Baptist
The first cousin of Jesus, John, paved the way for Jesus. He baptised Him and foretold of his coming. Several of Johns' followers started to follow the christened one at Johns' announcement of Christs' identity.
In the old testament the lamb was a temperary sacrifice. It was only a covering for sin. When brother John saw Jesus he said Behold the Lamb of God "who taketh away the sin of the world". Jesus paid it all forever for everyone!!! Glory....Amen ...Sory got carried away.
He was decapitated (beheaded) by Herod. See Matthew 14:1-12.
That they were cousins is true, but as their relationship has no bearing upon their responsibilities, it is of a minor consequence.
A:According to the synoptic gospels (Matthew, Mark and Luke), John the Baptist was executed in Galilee shortly after he baptised Jesus, traditionally in about 29 CE. Since Jesus is recorded as being born during the reign of King Herod, who died in April 4 BCE, Jesus must have been over 35 years old....
Another answer from our community:    John the Baptist criticized the king, Herod, and was beheaded upon  the request of Salome.
one reason that seemed to be special about john was that he baptised Jesus
In the time of 15th of Tiberius Caesar. ; for their is no time recorded titled ( A.D.or B.C.) while Jesus lived in the flesh on earth.
John the Baptist was a cousin of Our Lord and his forerunner. He was to prepare the way for Our Lord's public ministry and offer the people a baptism of repentance.
  More than any other early Christian writer, the author of Luke was a master of using repetition to confirm a story in the minds of his readers. He seems to have found that if he repeated the same information three times, in different circumstances, then his readers accepted it as the truth....
  The Jewish historian, Josephus says that John criticised the marriage of Herod Antipas to his brother's former wife, Herodias, which he places at the same time as, or shortly after, the death of Philip II, who he says died in the twentieth year of the reign of Tiberius (34 CE). Antipas...
Their relationship is implied by statements involving the fact that their mothers are cousins.
  The biblical birth of John the Baptist takes place in Luke's Gospel, and the Gospel does not necessarily place his birth in Bethlehem. The biblical slaughter by King Herod only takes place in Matthew's Gospel and seems from the context to only have applied to infants in and around Bethlehem.
John the Baptist was a prophet and the 2nd cousin (i believe) to Jesus. He was just a man who was greatly used of God.
Johns mother was Elizabeth the cousin of Mary the mother of Jesus. john was beheaded by king Herod and Jesus was crucified by the Romans on the cross.
Jesus never said anything but god spoke in the orm of he spirit a dove.
For the most part, they weren't. Jewish tradition is that the  founders of Christianity had very little impact upon the Jewish  community - which is why the early Christians soon had to seek  adherents among the non-Jews. Most Jews at the time (and that means  well over 90%) never heard of Jesus...
  The earliest gospel, Mark's Gospel, is quite contradictory on this point. On the one hand, Mark makes it quite clear that Jesus tried to hide his identity, often telling those he cured no to tell others or reveal his identity. On the other hand, we have John the Baptist announcing that a far...
He is designated as a humble and obedient man.  
There are dozens and dozens of saints named John so you need to be specific. There is more than one St. John. Look in the related link below for more information about your question.
A:    The apostle John is traditionally credited with having written the  fourth gospel and three epistles, all of which now bear his name.  He is often also credited with writing the Book of Revelation,  although this claim was already seriously doubted in the second  century.    The...
The only near-contemporary, non-biblical writer to write about John the Baptist was the Jewish priest, military leader and then historian, Flavius Josephus. Writing of John's strong public objections to Herod Antipas' marriage in 35 CE to his own brother's former wife, Josephus said (Antiquities of...
More than any other early Christian writer, the author of Luke was a master of using repetition to confirm a story in the minds of his readers. He seems to have found that if he repeated the same information three times, in different circumstances, then his readers accepted it as the truth. Luke had...
There has been a longstanding confusion in the etymological origin of the word locust. Locust is both a bean from the carob plant and an insect. The greek word for cakes or bread made from the flour of the carob bean is 'egkrides' and the Greek word for locust the insect is 'akrides'. The insect...
...in Heaven. They were second cousins, then when Jesus began his ministry, John became a follower of his.
No, sorry. He is however, pointing heavenly ward toward God.
He was raised by the Essenes, after his parents, Sts. Elisabeth  & Zechariah took him into the desert, to escape Herod the  Great's edict on killing boys 2 years old & under.
The gospels indicate that John the Baptist was beheaded right at the beginning of the mission of Jesus. For example, Matthew 4:12 says that John was imprisoned before Jesus began his ministry and Matthew 14:1-2 says that John was already dead some time before the feeding of the five thousand. On...
A:   The apostle John is traditionally credited with having written the  gsopel that now bears his name, although New Testament scholars say  it is unlikely to have been written by John.    The tradition of authorship by John came about because the  second-century Church Fathers sought to...
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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  i think john was born in nazareth like jesus
Jesus was asking his disciples who men thought he was. The answers were all great prophets, great men who had done the work of God. The key is that most people thought Jesus was a man, when He was/is so much more - He was/is the Son of God. He was testing his disciples, who passed, for when He asked...
There is nothing in the Bible that says John the Baptist changed his name to Mark. Soon after we first read about John the baptist he is beheaded and that's the last we hear about him.
Luke's Gospel says that John the Baptist and Jesus were second cousins, so in a culture where family ties were so important, would certainly have known of the relationship and probably knew each other.On the other hand, John's Gospel (1:31) says that they were strangers, "And I knew him not: but...
No they are not the same. John, the disciple of Jesus, is sometimes called John the evangelist. He wrote the gospel of John, 1st,2nd and 3rd John and Revelation. John the baptist was not a 'disciple' of Jesus. He was a messenger who came before Jesus preparing the people for the coming of Jesus....
There is no record in the Bible of Elizabeth, the mother of John the Baptist performing any miracles.
No. They are not the same.St John the Apostle was a former fisherman who was called to be one of the twelve disciples whom Jesus taught and trained during his ministry here on earth (Luke 5:1-11). John the Baptist was Jesus' cousin, born to Elizabeth and Zacharias (Luke 1:1-80; 3:1-18) who preached...
Other answers from our community:    What we do know about John the Baptist is that he was a popular  Jewish preacher in the first part of the first century CE. He  publicly criticised the marriage of Herod Antipas to his brother's  former wife, Herodias, and was consequently imprisoned and...
  Sure, but that would give John only one song, Prepare Ye The Way Of The Lord, the baptism scene, and then he's out of the show. (Which I guess is the way it happened for real eh?) Do you have an actor who wants so little to do?
Answer If you are a Christian you do not ask John the Baptist for anything, since he was only a man serving God. Prayers are to be directed to almighty God alone, all else is regarded by the Bible as idolatry. Answer You can pray to John the Baptist, or any other saint, for any reasonable...
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.
I don't think we can call it urban ministry since he conducted his preaching and baptizing in the countryside and the people came out to him from the cities and towns.
John the baptist was preparing the way for Jesus christ.
Actually, to avoid confusion, it might be better to call him "John the Baptizer." Even though "John the Baptist" is a correct term, it can confuse people who are familiar with those Christians who call them selves "Baptists". Christian Baptists go back in history to about 1609, long after John the...
Live in the desert, survive on bugs and honey, preach Jesus' coming and redemption through baptism. IE your not John the Baptist, nor will you or anyone else ever be.
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...
  == Matthew 11:3 ==   Art thou he that should come, or do we look for another?"John the Baptist is still not sure about Jesus. (He's in prison and is soon to die.) He sends his disciples to ask, "Art thou he that should come, or do we look for another?" Well, if he isn't sure after seeing...
Answer: He probably did. There are verses in the New Testament that indicate that John the Baptist was a Nazarite. One of the qualifications to be a Nazarite is that he couldn't drink wine. Numbers 6:3 (KJV) He shall separate himself from wine and strong drink, and shall drink no vinegar of wine,...
I don't think so soon after he baptized Jesus, John was beheaded.
June 24 is the feast day of John the Baptist.
It is not known about John the Baptizers hair. He did have a strange, rough and wild look about him. This leads you to believe that he may have been raised as an orphan by the Essene who were remote monks of the desert region.
The gospels say that John the Baptist was beheaded at the request of Herodias, wife of Herod Antipas, during a party in Galilee, probably around 29 CE.The first-century Jewish historian, Josephus, says that John was executed in far-away Macherus in about 36 CE, on Herod's own volition because John...