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.
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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
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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
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Translations
Johannes der Täufer
Ristija Johannes
Johannes Kastaja
Janez Krstnik
Johannes döparen
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Local people burn this hillside annually as part of the festival of San Juan in June, but this practice may not be detrimental to the plants if they have released their seeds by then and can perpetuate themselves as vegetative ramets.
ONE OF THE MOST storied cultural celebrations in South America, the festival of San Juan Bautista (John the Baptist), will take place this June in Barlovento.

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