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John the Baptist


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  • proper n. A New Testament prophet who baptized Jesus. He was executed by Herod Antipas at the request of Salome.

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  • n. (New Testament) a preacher and hermit and forerunner of Jesus (whom he baptized); was beheaded by Herod at the request of Salome


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  • Judith and Holofernes or the Beheading of John the Baptist, which is in Malta, they are paintings of executions.

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  • In Strauss's Salome a young girl performs a striptease for her stepfather and then demands that he present her with the head of John the Baptist.

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  • People though John the Baptist was the reincarnation of Elijah.

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  • She also had a soul sister -- her older cousin, Elizabeth, the mother of John the Baptist.

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  • Well Dr. McGrath, you are the one who brought up the historicity of John the Baptist here, and I'm simply trying to see what plausible scenario has been constructed to determine the possible resolution of the contradictory elements of the stories we have.

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  • Also we do not have very early members of the John the Baptist fan club claiming they knew what JtB had done by reading scripture, and pointing out that Jews would never have heard of John the Baptist if not for Baptists preaching about him.

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  • Just to add, I agree with commenters who argue the John the Baptist passage is not an interpolation and the differences from the accounts in the Gospels.

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  • If the Gospels, which are the first texts to mention him, are mythical, possibly intended as allegories and nothing more, then why should we treat John the Baptist as historical?

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  • But when mythicists accept the historicity of John the Baptist and dismiss the authenticity of Jesus, it suggests that the discrepancy is probably due to a deeper underlying motive: a desire to dismiss Jesus completely, and to be able to ignore all questions about what he might have said or done.

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  • But does sending Vadera ahead to play the John the Baptist role mean that Brown is reconciled to standing down before the election?

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