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John the Baptist appears in the wilderness
John the Baptist appeared in the wilderness around the Jordan, proclaiming a baptism of repentance.
Catholic Bible Dictionary
B. John the Baptist
B. John the BaptistJohn the Baptist preached a baptism for the forgiveness of sins, but he himself declared that his was not the final baptism: he anticipated the baptism of the Spirit that would be brought by Christ (Mark 1:8). John preached repentance and the forgiveness of sins in the tradition of
Easton’s Bible Dictionary
Baptism, John's
Baptism, John’swas not Christian baptism, nor was that which was practised by the disciples previous to our Lord’s crucifixion. Till then the New Testament economy did not exist. John’s baptism bound its subjects to repentance, and not to the faith of Christ. It was not administered in the name of the
A Dictionary of Christ and the Gospels: Aaron–Zion
2. John’s Baptism
2. John’s Baptism.—Alongside of the spoken word John set that great distinctive symbol of his ministry from which his title ‘the Baptist’ (ὁ Βαπτιστής) was derived. He came not only preaching but baptizing, or rather, so closely was the symbol interwoven with the word, he came ‘preaching the baptism
A Dictionary of Early Christian Beliefs: A Reference Guide to More than 700 Topics Discussed by the Early Church Fathers
Baptism, John’s
BAPTISM, JOHN’SHe went into all the region around the Jordan, preaching a baptism of repentance for the remission of sins. Luke 3:3.And he said to them, “Into what then were you baptized?” So they said, “Into John’s baptism.” Then Paul said, “John indeed baptized with a baptism of repentance.” Acts
Key passages
Mt 3:1–6

Now in those days John the Baptist came preaching in the Judean wilderness and saying, “Repent, for the kingdom of heaven has come near!” For this is the one who was spoken about by the prophet Isaiah, saying, “The voice of one crying out in the wilderness, …

Mk 1:2–6

Just as it is written in the prophet Isaiah, “Behold, I am sending my messenger before your face, who will prepare your way, the voice of one shouting in the wilderness, ‘Prepare the way of the Lord, make straight his paths!’ ” John was there baptizing in the wilderness, proclaiming a …

Lk 3:3–6

And he went into all the surrounding region of the Jordan, preaching a baptism of repentance for the forgiveness of sins, as it is written in the book of the words of the prophet Isaiah, “The voice of one crying out in the wilderness, ‘Prepare the way of the Lord, make his paths straight! Every …

Jn 1:6–8

A man came, sent from God, whose name was John. This one came for a witness, in order that he could testify about the light, so that all would believe through him. That one was not the light, but came in order that he could testify about the light.

See also
Ac 13:24;