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John the Baptist
BirthplaceJerusalem
Known for Being a gift from God to his father Zachariah, Prophesying with the scripture, Attaining wisdom in youth

John the Baptist

Saint New Testament the son of Zacharias and Elizabeth and the cousin and forerunner of Jesus, whom he baptized. He was beheaded by Herod (Matthew 14:1--2). Feast day: June 24

John the Baptist

 

According to gospel mythology, the closest predecessor of Jesus Christ; he prophesied the coming of the messiah (the Christ).

John the Baptist lived in the wilderness (in imitation of the Old Testament prophet Elijah), denounced the evils of society, and called on people to repent; he baptized Jesus Christ. A reference is made to John the Baptist by Josephus Flavius (first century A.D.) stating that John lived when Galilee was ruled by Herod Antipas (first half of the first century). To please his mistress Herodias, Herod had John the Baptist imprisoned and later ordered him decapitated. John the Baptist has been the subject of many paintings (A. del Verrocchio, Leonardo da Vinci, P. Brueghel, A.A. Ivanov) and sculptures (Donatello, Rodin). In medieval iconography John the Baptist was one of the three necessary figures for the Deisus (Christ, the mother of god, and John the Baptist).

John the Baptist

prophet who baptized crowds and preached Christ’s coming. [N.T.: Matthew 3:1–13]
See: Baptism

John the Baptist

head presented as gift to Salome. [N.T.: Mark 6:25–28]
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John the baptizer stands firmly in the prophetic tradition.
In the Gospel, John the Baptizer repeats the prophecies of Isaiah (and Baruch) in a similar call for urgent preparation.
4) John the baptizer is in the "wilderness" where "all the country of Judea and all the people of Jerusalem" come to him, because, as with the first exodus, the second exodus will take place in the wilderness, where Yahweh will again provide for Israel and prevail over the power of evil.
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Like the servant featured in the Isaian text, like Paul (1 Cor) and like John the Baptizer, who speaks in today's Gospel, Michelangelo understood that his role and his contributions were God-inspired and God-sustained.
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John the Baptizer spoke in terms of repentance and preparing a way for God in the crooked broken-ness of our lives.
John the Baptizer points to Jesus as the incarnation of this reality and says, "Behold the Lamb of God who takes away the sin of the world.
The Gospel reading begins with a snippet from the Prologue of John's Gospel referring to John the Baptizer as "a man sent from God" who came "as a witness [Greek, 'martyr'] to the light" with the clear negation, also found in last week's Gospel reading from Mark 1, that "he himself was not the light.