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John's reply was that he was Divinely "sent to baptize with water" (John 1:33); to this, later on, our Saviour bore testimony, when, in answer to the Pharisees trying to ensnare him, he implicitly declared that John's baptism was from heaven (Mark 11:30).
John, in his fetters, was attended by some of his disciples, who kept him in touch with the events of the day.
John languished probably for some time in the fortress of Machaerus; but the ire of Herodias, unlike that of Herod, never abated: she watched her chance.
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  John The Baptist - LoveToKnow 1911
A.D. 25-26) John began his public life in the "wilderness of Judaea," the wild district that lies between the Kedron and the Dead Sea, and particularly in the neighbourhood of the Jordan, where multitudes were attracted by his eloquence.
John was evidently convinced that he himself had received the divine commission to bring to a close and complete the prophetic period, by inaugurating the Messianic age.
The duration of John's ministry cannot be determined with certainty: it terminated in his imprisonment in the fortress of Machaerus, to which he had been committed by Herod Antipas, whose incestuous marriage with Herodias, the Baptist had sternly rebuked.
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 John the Baptist - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
According to Luke, John the Baptist was the forerunner of Jesus Christ, and son of Zacharias and Elisabeth; his birth, name, and office, being foretold by the angel Gabriel to Zacharias, while Zacharias was performing his functions as a priest in the temple of Jerusalem.
John the baptist is known in Mandaic as Yihja jahane.
Luke states that John was a Nazarite from his birth (Luke 1:15), and the synoptics agree that he spent his early years in the mountainous tract of Judea, lying in the wilderness between Jerusalem and the Dead Sea (Matthew 3:1-12).
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 John the Baptist (WebBible Encyclopedia) - ChristianAnswers.Net   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-26)
The mission of John was the subject of prophecy (Matt.
John was a Nazarite from his birth (Luke 1:15; Num.
The fame of John reached the ears of Jesus in Nazareth (Matt.
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John the Baptist as Precursor in the Synoptic Gospels
John the Baptist is interpreted in the light of Mal 3:1and Isa 40:3 in the synoptic gospels.
John the Baptist is portrayed as the forerunner of the Messiah.
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 Patron Saints Index: Saint John the Baptist
from a sermon by Saint Augustine on the birth of John the Baptist
So they came to John and said to him, 'Rabbi, the one who was with you across the Jordan, to whom you testified, here he is baptizing and everyone is coming to him.' John answered and said, 'No one can receive anything except what has been given him from heaven.
The girl hurried back to the king's presence and made her request, "I want you to give me at once on a platter the head of John the Baptist." The king was deeply distressed, but because of his oaths and the guests he did not wish to break his word to her.
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 John the Baptist - Crystalinks
For instance, St. Peter of Alexandria believed St. John was taken into the desert to escape the wrath of Herod, who, if we may believe report, was impelled by fear of losing his kingdom to seek the life of the Precursor, just as he was, later on, to seek that of the new-born Saviour.
John's reply was that he was Divinely "sent to baptize with water" (John, i, 33); to this, later on, our Saviour bore testimony, when, in answer to the Pharisees trying to ensnare him, he implicitly declared that John's baptism was from heaven (Mark, xi, 30).
The disciples of John came to him: "Rabbi, he that was with thee beyond the Jordan, to whom thou gavest testimony, behold he baptizeth, and all men come to him" (John, iii, 26-27).
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 John the Baptist
John the Baptist was born into a priestly race by both parents; his father Zacharias, being a priest of Abia, or Abijah (1 Chronicles 24:10), and his mother, Elisabeth, was "of the daughters of Aaron (Luke 1:3).
John continued witnessing to Jesus, and announcing that he was the Lamb of God and influenced two of his own disciples to accept Jesus as the Messiah and continue follow him (John 1:29, 33-37).
Early tradition holds that John was seen as an Elijah, the forerunner of the Messiah, the extent to which he viewed himself as such is questionable, but from the preceding one is likely to say he entertained very little of this view of himself because of his humility.
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 Reference.com/Encyclopedia/Basilica of St. John The Baptist
John's, Newfoundland is the metropolitan cathedral of the Roman Catholic archbishop of St. John's and the mother church and symbol of Roman Catholics in Newfoundland.
The church is not oriented on the liturgically correct east-west axis, but faces toward the narrows that form the entrance to St. John’s harbour.The Basilica of St. John The Baptist is built in in the form of a Latin cross and in the Lombard Romanesque style of a Roman Basilica.
The Basilica of St. John The Baptist is unusual among North America's 19th century public buildings in that it was constructed from limestone and granite imported from Galway and Dublin, Ireland.
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 John the Baptist's Stars
The Catholic Encyclopedia on John the Baptist gives us the dates of three holy days that are no longer celebrated: The celebration of the Decollation on August 29 marks the day he was beheaded.
John’s mother was Elizabeth, the wife of the priest Zechariah.
John the Baptist says he was sent before the Christ, and that he must increase while the Christ decreases.
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John the Baptist was born March 25, 7 B.C., in accordance with the promise that Gabriel made to Elizabeth in June of the previous year.
From all John heard of the vice and wickedness of Rome and the dissoluteness and moral barrenness of the empire, from what he knew of the evil doings of Herod Antipas and the governors of Judea, he was minded to believe that the end of the age was impending.
John rather decided, with the minority, that Jesus had come to establish the kingdom of heaven, although he was not altogether clear in his own mind as to just what was to be embraced within this mission of the establishment of the kingdom of heaven.
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 John the Baptist: The Man and His Influence
John was born in a priestly family (Luke 1), but he didn't become a priest as expected.
John was a pious man, and he was bidding the Jews...to come together for baptism...
A Jewish sect in John's time known as the Essenes lived in a separate commune near the Dead Sea in preparation for the final judgment and bathed themselves everyday as a religious ceremony of purification.
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 John the Baptist - Mighty in Spirit   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-26)
But John the Baptist was no lunatic, and neither was his message of his own invention.
John's world was complicated religiously and politically, and his message certainly put him at great risk of personal danger.
John had preached against the wickedness of Herod the king, especially of his marriage to his brother's wife Herodias.
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 JOHN THE BAPTIST in the Bible Encyclopedia - ISBE (Bible History Online)
The scene of the Baptist's ministry was partly in the wilderness of Southern Judea and partly in the Jordan valley.
With what vigor and fearlessness the Baptist pressed his demand for righteousness is shown by his stern reproof of the sin of Herod and Herodias, which led to his imprisonment and finally to his death.
According to Mt 3:14, John is represented as declining at first to baptize Jesus because he was conscious of His superiority, while in Jn 1:29-34 he is represented as claiming not to have known Jesus until He was manifested by the heavenly sign.
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 John The Baptist In the New Testament and Josephus
John the baptizer appeared in the desert, proclaiming a baptism of repentance for the forgiveness of sins.
The gospel of Mark states that John criticized the marriage of Herod the Tetrarch to Herodias, and it was this criticism that led to John's arrest and execution by Herod.
A puzzle for readers is that Josephus' description of John the Baptist occurs several paragraphs after his description of Jesus (18.5.2 116 compared to 18.3.3 63), implying that John came later in time; but it is important in the gospels that John appeared before Jesus so as to announce him.
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 from jesus to christ: a portrait of jesus' world: john the baptist
John the Baptist, of course, is known for having practiced baptism.
Because for the early church it would have been something of an embarrassment to say that Jesus, who was in their minds superior to John the Baptist, had been baptized by him, and thereby proclaimed some sort of subordination to him, some sort of disciple relationship to him....
John the Baptist was killed because he was critical of the contemporary Herodian ruler, Herod Antipas.
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John and Jesus may certainly have known one another as children, and they were extremely aware of one another's ministry as adults.
John's preaching was quite different from that of Jesus, but the cousins were yoked in sharing the good news about
John was arrested and executed by Herod, the Roman tetrarch, during Jesus' lifetime.
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 John the Baptist
Saint John the Baptist in the Wilderness, central panel in the Epiphany triptych, Hieronymous Bosch, c 1490.
John the Baptist, Bronzino (Agnolo di Cosimo) 1542.
The Birth of St. John the Baptist, Artemisia Gentileschi, 1635.
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 John the Baptist
Mary, the mother of Jesus was a relative of Elizabeth, the mother of John.
John told them that Jesus would be greater and mightier than he, and that he was not worthy to loosen the straps or even carry the sandals of the Lord.
Among those born of women there has not risen one greater than John the Baptist; but he who is least in the kingdom of heaven is greater than he.
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 Saint John the Baptist
John's fearless condemnation of Herod's unlawful marriage incurred the hatred of the king's bride, Herodias.
John the Baptist teaches us to be strong in carrying out the mission God has given us.
For John said to Herod, "It is not lawful for you to have your brother's wife." And Herodi-as had a grudge against him, and wanted to kill him.
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 St. John the Baptist Catholic School | Jordan, Minnesota   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-26)
John the Baptist Catholic School — Jordan, Minnesota
St. Johns offers a solid religious foundation and a well-rounded education that adds new dimension to a student's personality, character, and moral standards.
John the Baptist Catholic School enables children to grow in faith while striving to reach their full potential through life-long learning.
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 St. John the Baptist's Parish Home Page   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-26)
John the Baptist Roman Catholic Church are called by Jesus to be a community of his disciples, growing in faith and worshiping together in Eucharistic celebration.
John the Baptist Roman Catholic Church, along with the Hillsdale United Methodist Church, Holy Trinity Episcopal Church and the Pascack Bible Church, helps to sustain the Helping Hand Food Pantry.
John's Parish is one of four co-sponsoring parishes of St. John's Academy.
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 Daily Bible Study - John The Baptist
John the Baptist is one of the best-known people of The Bible.
John was a prophet whose own coming was prophesied by an earlier prophet (see Prophecy) over 700 years before (Isaiah 40:3-5) - yet another illustration of God's step-by-step Plan.
John lived in the mountainous area of Judah, between Jerusalem and the Dead Sea (Matthew 3:1).
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 HighBeam Encyclopedia - David, John Baptist Mary   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-26)
DAVID, JOHN BAPTIST MARY [David, John Baptist Mary] 1761-1841, French missionary in the United States, b.
Becoming Baptists: Conversion in Colonial and Early National Virginia.
Like a wildfire: the growth of Virginia Baptists between 1765 and 1774.
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 John the Baptist
According to the birth-narrative embodied in Luke I and II, he was born in "a city of Judah" in "the hill country" (possibly Hebron) of priestly parentage.
In his 30th year (15th year of the emperor Tiberius, approximately 25-26 A.D.) John began his public life in the "wilderness of Judaea", the wild district that lies between the Kedron and the Dead Sea, and particularly in the neighborhood of the Jordan, where multitudes were attracted by his eloquence.
Christ's estimate of John (Matthew 11:7 et seq.) was a very high one.
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 Leonardo DaVinci
Many people are critical of this work, finding it a disturbing representation of a character normally portrayed as gaunt and fiery, living in a desert and surviving on a diet of locusts and honey.
John have also been attributed to Leonardo with the Municipal Museum at Basle having one.
John the Baptist and their work appears in various collections.
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 John the Baptist - Bible Characters, Bible Quiz
5.) The relationship of Jesus to John the Baptist was:
Among them that are born of women there hath not risen a greater than John the Baptist.
From the days of John the Baptist until now the kingdom of heaven suffereth violence, and the violent take it by force.
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