John the Baptist “continued to grow and to become strong in spirit, and he lived in the deserts until the day of his public appearance to Israel.” (Luke 1:80). 144 more words
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The Question of John the Baptist and Jesus’ Indictment of the Religious Leaders
A Critical Analysis of Luke 7:18–35
by Roberto Martínez
“… the strength of the book lies prominently in his narrative-critical exegesis of the entire pericope (Luke 7:18-35), where he highlights, among other things, Jesus’ praises of John, the literally skills of Luke in presenting the plan of God in John’s final identification and the confirmation of Jesus as the expected Messiah.” 27 more words
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“Then Jesus came from Galilee to John at the Jordan, to be baptized by him. John would have prevented him, saying, “I need to be baptized by you, and do you come to me?” But Jesus answered him, “Let it be so now; for it is proper for us in this way to fulfill all righteousness.” Then he consented.