What virtues did John the Baptist practice in his life?
John ate locust and wild honey and he wore a sheepskin gown. He told people to repent and be baptised.
John was outstanding in the practice of faith, hope, charity, and fortitude.
i think john was born in nazareth like jesus
John devoted his life to God. As far as we know he did nothing really bad during his life.
in the unity of the holy spirit almighty father forever and ever
Luke's Gospel suggests that Jesus and John the Baptist were related, saying that Mary and Elizabeth were cousins. In contrast, the Gospel of John says that John did not know Jesus, when he baptised him. We should look at the broader issues to form a view as to how much the evangelists really knew about John, before either accepting or dismissing Luke's claim. These issues could include not only the death of John the Baptist… Read More
As a middle class worker, and a Writer after his first Award Wining book (Tortilla Flat).
Tradition has it that John the Baptist was an orphan and adopted by the Essenes who are Hebrew monks. They wore sackcloth and lived off the land. That is why John the Baptist had such peculiar habits.
There is no biography of Elizabeth's life. All that we know about her with certainty is found in the Gospels.
A: We really only have one source of information about the life of John the Baptist, prior to the baptism of Jesus - Luke's Gospel. Then the four gospels tell of John heralding the coming of Jesus, the baptism of Jesus and, later, the death of John. The Antiquities of the Jews, a history written by Josephus at around the same time as Luke's Gospel tells a different story about the death of John. Luke's… Read More
A: We know almost nothing historical about the life of John the Baptist. From the few non-biblical sources we have, it seems he was extremely popular among the Jews. Luke's Gospel say that his parents were called Zacherias and Elizabeth, and that Elizabeth was the cousin of Mary, mother of Jesus. However, Uta Ranke-Heinemann (Putting Away Childish Things) saying that Zacherias and Elizabeth were literary creations by the author of Luke's Gospel. The gospels say… Read More