Wednesday, October 28, 2009

Who Was John the Baptist?

This is the question asked by the Rev. Katherine Willis Pershey in an article for Disciples World. The subtitled gives us a clue -- "Understanding the 'Wild Man of the Bible'."

During Advent we are introduced in several Gospel accounts to the forerunner of Jesus, the one who baptizes Jesus, but who according to the Gospels is unworthy to tie Jesus' shoes. But, who is this enigmatic man who eats wild locusts and dresses in fur? Katherine's excellent article offers us some clues, not just to how the Bible answers the question, but how art, literature, and other religious communities have answered it.

To read the article, click here

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