So according to that story John the Baptist is six months older. The RC church celebrates the following. 25th of March the Annunciation to Mary, 24th of June the birth of St John the Baptist, 25th of December birth of Jesus. The Birth of St John is celebrated in the northern countries as the Midsummer celebration.
John the Baptist , ( born 1st decade bce, Judaea, Palestine, near Jerusalem—died 28–36 ce; feast day June 24), Jewish prophet of priestly origin who preached the imminence of God’s Final Judgment and baptized those who repented in self-preparation for it; he is revered in the Christian church as the forerunner of Jesus
Luke 3:1 says that John baptised Jesus in 29 CE. Relying on these figures, John the Baptist was at least 33 and probably at least a few years older than this, when he died.
According to all four canonical gospels of the New Testament, as well as the account of the Jewish historian Josephus , John the Baptist was killed on the orders of a local ruler sometime before Jesus’ crucifixion . The gospels claim the king had him beheaded, and his head put on a platter.
Some apocryphal accounts state that at the time of her betrothal to Joseph, Mary was 12–14 years old . According to ancient Jewish custom, Mary could have been betrothed at about 12. Hyppolitus of Thebes says that Mary lived for 11 years after the death of her son Jesus, dying in 41 AD.
Most scholars reckon Jesus was crucified between 30 and 33AD, so 1985-8 years ago. Seeing as we can assume Jesus was about 30 when he was baptised and began his ministry, we know he was over 30 when he was crucified.
The assumption that the Beloved Disciple was one of the Apostles is based on the observation that he was apparently present at the Last Supper, and Matthew and Mark state that Jesus ate with the Twelve. Thus, the most frequent identification is with John the Apostle , who would then be the same as John the Evangelist .
infant Jesus , to her cousin Elizabeth. At the sound of Mary’s greeting, the pregnant Elizabeth felt the infant St. John the Baptist leap in her womb, which, according to later doctrine, signified that he had become sanctified and cleansed of original sin. Mary then said the Magnificat (q.v.).
According to the New Testament, John the Baptist and Jesus of Nazareth were relatives. Some scholars maintain that John belonged to the Essenes, a semi-ascetic Judaic sect who expected a messiah and who practiced ritual baptism . John used baptism as the central symbol or sacrament of his pre-messianic movement.
Possibility #1: Jesus was baptized in order to identify with those he came to save. And Jesus knewthat he too must identify himself with this movement towards God” John’s baptism was part of the people’s turning from sin and turning toward God. Jesus wanted to identify with this turning.
Jesus at the age of twelve accompanies Mary and Joseph, and a large group of their relatives and friends to Jerusalem on pilgrimage, “according to the custom” – that is, Passover. On the day of their return, Jesus “lingered” in the Temple, but Mary and Joseph thought that he was among their group.
Most modern scholars believe that John the Baptist performed a baptism on Jesus , and view it as a historical event to which a high degree of certainty can be assigned. James Dunn states that the historicity of the baptism and crucifixion of Jesus “command almost universal assent”.
When John heard in prison what Christ was doing, he sent his disciples to ask him, “Are you the one who was to come, or should we expect someone else?” Jesus replied, “Go back and report to John what you hear and see: The blind receive sight, the lame walk, those who have leprosy are cured, the deaf hear, the dead are
In order to kill the prophet, jealous Herodias bade her daughter, Salome , to dance for King Herod . The King was so entranced by her dance he offered to grant the girl any wish. At the request of her mother , she asked for the head of the Baptist, which was delivered to her on a platter.
Now John himself wore clothing. made of camel’s hair, with a. leather belt around his waist. His food was locusts and wild honey .