John the Baptist

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John the Baptist

, Saint fl. first century ad.
Jewish prophet who in the New Testament baptized and prepared the way for Jesus. He was executed by Herod Antipas at the behest of Salome.

John the Baptist

n
(Biography) New Testament Saint. 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 Bap′tist


n.
the forerunner and baptizer of Jesus. Matt. 3.
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Noun1.John the Baptist - (New Testament) a preacher and hermit and forerunner of Jesus (whom he baptized)John the Baptist - (New Testament) a preacher and hermit and forerunner of Jesus (whom he baptized); was beheaded by Herod at the request of Salome
New Testament - the collection of books of the Gospels, Acts of the Apostles, the Pauline and other epistles, and Revelation; composed soon after Christ's death; the second half of the Christian Bible
Translations
Johannes der Täufer
Ristija Johannes
Johannes Kastaja
Janez Krstnik
Johannes döparen
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