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Saint John the Baptist

John the Baptist, Saint (d. c.A.D. 30), Jewish prophet, son of Zacharias and Elizabeth, who was a relative of Mary. John preached a mission of repentance in the Jordan Valley, predicting the imminent coming of the Messiah. He baptized his followers and also baptized Jesus, whom he considered the son of God.

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