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
References in classic literature ?
It was over such dancing," I said, "that John the Baptist lost his head.
The face wore a disconcerted expression, as did, perhaps, that of St John the Baptist.
The wide circumference of an elaborate ruff, beneath his grey beard, in the antiquated fashion of King James's reign, caused his head to look not a little like that of John the Baptist in a charger.
So much the better, since there are in the chapel of Saints Féréol and Ferrution two statues, the one of John the Baptist, the other of Saint-Antoine, of solid gold, weighing together seven marks of gold and fifteen estellins; and the pedestals are of silver-gilt, of seventeen marks, five ounces.
She took the leg of mutton and held it high above her, as though it were the head of John the Baptist on a platter; and, the cigarette still in her mouth, advanced with solemn, hieratic steps.
And so I swear once more, by the mill-tails of hell and the head of John the Baptist, I'll never hit for the Outside till I make my pile.
Jesus declares John the Baptist to be the greatest among those born of women.
A local artist will be showing his off various impressions of the church, the chapel of St John the Baptist will be open for private meditation and prayer, there will be a peace garden, a floral peace trail, a carpet of flowers, a children's path and daily readings and recitals from the community.
Steven Gerrard has been reimagined as John the Baptist, in this painting by artist Nick McCann
I was particularly inspired by my visit to St John the Baptist school in Ragworth and came away with the idea for a picture book, triggered by a fantastically creative morning with the pupils.
The shop at St John the Baptist Church is open Monday to Saturday, 10am to 4pm, until December 12.
The women and children prayed to Saint John the Baptist to spare them, and suddenly there was a downpour, causing the soldiers and their captives to scatter, Eugenio said.