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John the Forerunner

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  • John the Baptist — Saint John the Baptist John the Baptist by Bartolomeo Veneto 16th century Prophet, Preacher, Forerunner, Martyr Born c. 5 BC Died 3 …   Wikipedia

  • JOHN THE BAPTIST — JOHN THE BAPTIST, the forerunner (prodromus) of Christ. There are two main sources of data regarding the life of John: the Gospels, the earliest of which were in circulation during the latter part of the first century, and Josephus Jewish… …   Encyclopedia of Judaism

  • John the Baptist —    The forerunner of our Lord. We have but fragmentary and imperfect accounts of him in the Gospels. He was of priestly descent. His father, Zacharias, was a priest of the course of Abia (1 Chr. 24:10), and his mother, Elisabeth, was of the… …   Easton's Bible Dictionary

  • John the Baptist — John′ the Bap′tist n. bib the forerunner and baptizer of Jesus. Matt. 3 …   From formal English to slang

  • John the Baptist — n. Bible the forerunner and baptizer of Jesus: he was killed by Herod: Matt. 3 …   English World dictionary

  • JOHN THE BAPTIST —    the forerunner of Christ, who baptized with water unto, or on the confession of, repentance, in anticipation of, and in preparation for, the appearance in the immediate future of One who would baptize with the Spirit and with fire; his fate is …   The Nuttall Encyclopaedia

  • John the Baptist — the forerunner and baptizer of Jesus. Matt. 3. * * * …   Universalium

  • John the Baptist, Saint — born 1st century AD Jewish prophet revered in Christianity as the forerunner of Jesus. Sources for his life are the four Gospels, the Acts of the Apostles, and the historian Josephus. His mother, Elizabeth, was perhaps a relative of Mary; his… …   Universalium

  • John the Baptist — noun (New Testament) a preacher and hermit and forerunner of Jesus (whom he baptized); was beheaded by Herod at the request of Salome • Syn: ↑St. John the Baptist • Topics: ↑New Testament • Instance Hypernyms: ↑hermit, ↑ …   Useful english dictionary

  • John the Baptist — (fl. 1st cent.)    Palestinian religious leader, forerunner of Jesus. He preached repentance, proclaimed the coming of the messianic age, and practised baptism of those who accepted his preaching; Jesus was among those whom he baptized. He was… …   Dictionary of Jewish Biography

  • John the Baptist — (‘Baptizer’, NRSV, Mark 1:4); his preaching preceded that of Jesus, who aligned himself with John s ministry. The gospels betray an increasing reluctance to say without qualification that John baptized Jesus (the fourth gospel does not mention… …   Dictionary of the Bible

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