Category Archives: John the Baptist

Paul and John the Baptist

In his speech to King Agrippa, Paul describes how, immediately after his call by the Jesus, he began to preach, first to Jews and then to Gentiles, “that they should repent and turn to God, and do works meet for … Continue reading

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The Baptizer Beheaded at Esther’s Banquet

The Gospel of Mark includes a digression on the execution of John the Baptist, who was imprisoned by Herod Antipas for his incautious remarks about the king’s illicit marriage to his brother’s wife (Mk 6:16-18). Herod was reluctant to kill … Continue reading

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