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John the Baptist
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The Lexham Bible Dictionary
John the Baptist
John the Baptist Son of Zechariah and Elizabeth. Relative of Jesus Christ. Baptized people for repentance of their sins. Beheaded by Herod Antipas at the request of his stepdaughter/niece.
John the Baptist, Critical Issues
John the Baptist, Critical Issues An overview of John’s depiction by the Gospel writers and the cultural context for him and his message.
The Anchor Yale Bible Dictionary
John the Baptist
JOHN THE BAPTIST. A 1st-century Jewish oracular prophet significant in the NT as a precursor of Jesus. John the Baptist was an ascetic, and conducted a ministry in the Judean wilderness that involved preaching and baptism. His popularity and the revolutionary possibilities of his message of social justice
John (Person)
JOHN (PERSON) [Gk Iōannēs (Ἰωαννης)]. John was a common Jewish name during the Hellenistic age and was especially popular among the priesthood.1. The son of a priest named Simeon, from the clan of Joarib. He was the father of Mattathias and the grandfather of Judas Maccabeus (1 Macc 2:1; cf. 14:29
Baker Encyclopedia of the Bible
John the Baptist
John the Baptist. Forerunner of the Messiah who prepared the people for Jesus’ coming, proclaimed the need for forgiveness of sins, and offered a baptism symbolizing repentance. His ministry included the baptism of Jesus in the Jordan River, where he testified to Jesus being the Expected One from God.
John (Person)
John (Person). 1. Father of Simon Peter and Andrew (Jn 1:40, 42; 21:15–17). According to Matthew 16:17, Peter’s father was named Jona (Jonas, Jonah). Either Jona was an alternate form of the name John or, more probably, two independent traditions existed regarding his name.2. Member of the high priestly
Jona
Jona. kjv form of John, father of Simon Peter and Andrew, in John 1:42.See John (Person) #1.
Jonas
Jonas. 1. kjv form of Jonah in Matthew 12:39–41 and Luke 11:29–32.See Jonah (Person).2. kjv form of John, Simon Peter’s father, in John 21:15, 17.See John (Person) #1.
The International Standard Bible Encyclopedia, Revised
John (NT)
2. The apostle, the son of Zebedee and brother of James (see John the Apostle).
Tyndale Bible Dictionary
John the Baptist
JOHN THE BAPTIST Forerunner of the Messiah who prepared the people for Jesus’ coming, proclaimed the need for forgiveness of sins, and offered a baptism symbolizing repentance. His ministry included the baptism of Jesus in the Jordan River, where he testified to Jesus being the Expected One from God.
John (Person)
JOHN (Person)1. Father of Simon Peter and Andrew (Jn 1:40–42; 21:15–17). According to Matthew 16:17, Peter’s father was named Jona (Jonas, Jonah). Either Jona was an alternate form of the name John or, more probably, two independent traditions existed regarding his name.2. Member of the high priestly
The HarperCollins Bible Dictionary (Revised and Updated)
John the Baptist
John the Baptist, or John the Baptizer, an important figure in each of the four nt Gospels. He is identified with the beginning of Jesus’s ministry and understood to be the forerunner of Jesus the Messiah. Reference to John is the first point of convergence among the canonical Gospels, all of which give
John
John (jahn).1 The father of Mattathias and grandfather of Judas Maccabeus (1 Macc. 2:1).2 The oldest son of Mattathias and brother of Judas Maccabeus (1 Macc. 2:2; 9:35–42).3 John the Baptist (Matt. 3:1). See John the Baptist.4 John the son of Zebedee, also called John the apostle (Mark 10:35). See
The Wycliffe Bible Encyclopedia
John the Baptist
JOHN THE BAPTIST. Born (c. 7 b.c.) of elderly parents, Zacharias and Elisabeth, both of whom were of a priestly family, John grew up in the wilderness of Judea (Lk 1:80), and there (c. a.d. 27) he was called to his prophetic ministry (Lk 3:2). Under what influence he lived during his formative years
Jona
JONA. KJV form of John (Jn 1:42, RSV), used in order to harmonize with Barjona in (Mt 16:17).
The New Bible Dictionary, Third Edition
John the Baptist
JOHN THE BAPTIST. Born (c. 7 bc) to an elderly couple, Zechariah a priest and his wife Elizabeth, he grew to manhood in the wilderness of Judaea (Lk. 1:80), where he received his prophetic call, c. ad 27 (Lk. 3:2). The view that his wilderness period was spent in association with the Qumran community
Eerdmans Dictionary of the Bible
John the Baptist
John the BaptistJewish religious figure at the time of Jesus, executed by Herod Antipas (4 b.c.e.–39 c.e.).
John
John (Gk. Iōánnēs)1. The father of Matthias and grandfather of Judas Maccabeus; son of the priest Simeon (1 Macc. 2:1).2. The oldest son of Matthias, surnamed Gaddi (2 Macc. 2:2). Sent to the Nabateans by his brother Jonathan to store the Maccabeans’ belongings, he was ambushed and killed by “the
Eerdmans Bible Dictionary
Jona
Jona [jōˊnə] (Gk. lōannēs).† John, the father of Simon Peter (John 1:42, KJV). See John 10; Bar-Jona.
Catholic Bible Dictionary
John the Baptist
JOHN THE BAPTIST (the name “John” is from the Hebrew, “The Lord is gracious”) The immediate precursor of Jesus, called “the Baptist” (ho baptistēs) and “the Baptizer” (ho baptizōn). John was a prophet and ascetic who prepared the way for Jesus as the Messiah and baptized him in the Jordan River. The