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People in Judea hearing John
Dictionaries
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
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.
Judea
Judea. “Land of the Jews,” particularly after the captivity. Since most of the Israelites who returned from the exile were from the tribe of Judah, they were called Jews and their land, Judea. This part of the Holy Land has always been of great interest to the Bible student because of the location of
The International Standard Bible Encyclopedia, Revised
Judea
Judea joo̅-dēʹə [Gk. Ioudaia, for ioudaía gē or ioudaía chōra, “Judean land/region”]; AV, NEB, JUDAEA, JUDAH. The Greek and Roman equivalent of “Judah.” Since the territory of Judah was approximately all that remained of the northern and southern kingdoms at the time of the Babylonian Exile, the
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.
Judea, Judeans
JUDEA, JUDEANS “Land of the Jews,” particularly after the Captivity. Since most of the Israelites who returned from the exile were from the tribe of Judah, they were called Judeans or Jews and their land, Judea. This part of the Holy Land has always been of great interest to the Bible student because
The HarperCollins Bible Dictionary (Revised and Updated)
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
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
Judea
Judea (joo-dee´uh), the Greco-Latin form of “Judah.” As a geographic term, “Judea” first occurs in Ezra 9:9 to designate the area of the Jewish state ruled by the Persians. It included only a relatively small area around Jerusalem, smaller in extent than the former kingdom of Judah. It extended from
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
Judea
JUDEA. In Persian times Judea was a tiny province of the Arabaya Satrapy lying S of Samaria and corresponding approximately to the earlier kingdom of Judah except that the coastal cities were excluded. The term Judea (Ioudaia) represents the Hellenizing process which took place following the conquests
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
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
John the Baptist
John the BaptistJewish religious figure at the time of Jesus, executed by Herod Antipas (4 b.c.e.–39 c.e.).
Judea
Judea (Gk. Ioudaɩ́a)The postexilic Greek term for Judah. Used in the LXX, Philo, Josephus, NT, and inscriptions, the term originally designated the area of southern Palestine surrounding Jerusalem previously established as a province by the Babylonian Nebuchadnezzar and retained by subsequent Persian
Eerdmans Bible Dictionary
Judea
Judea [jōō dēˊə] (Gk. Ioudaia).† The Greek and Latin form of Judah. In biblical usage it occurs first in accounts dating from the Persian period (Ezra; Nehemiah; cf. Tob. 1:18) as the designation for the post-exilic Jewish state.Although in preexilic times Judah comprised essentially the
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
Judea
JUDEA (Also “Judaea” in some versions.) The Roman name for the territory of Judah in southern Palestine. Its geographic boundaries varied over the years. In Ezra and Nehemiah, it is the area inhabited by the Jews who had returned from the Exile in the sixth century b.c., at which time it was technically
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