John the Baptist

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Caravaggio's Saint John the Baptist (or Youth with a Ram, c. 1602)

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John the Baptist

  1. A New Testament prophet who baptized Jesus. He was executed by Herod Antipas at the request of Salome.
    • 1611, Bible (KJV):: Matthew 3:1-2:
      In those days came John the Baptist, preaching in the wilderness of Judaea, And saying, Repent ye: for the kingdom of heaven is at hand.