A prophetic figure concerned about righteous behavior and purification, mentioned in the New Testament and in Josephus. Because his concerns align so well with those of the Qumran community, some have suggested that he might have spent time in that sect, but there is no hard evidence to prove this.
Jewish religious figure during the first century CE (baptised Jesus); beheaded by Herod Antipas, a son of Herod the Great
(New Testament) a preacher and hermit and forerunner of Jesus (whom he baptized); was beheaded by Herod at the request of Salome
(Hazrat Yahya): a great prophet who lived from around 4 BC to around 30 AD. He was a forerunner of Jesus and prepared the way for Him. He urged people to repent of their sins and baptised them in the River Jordan.
John the Baptist (also called John the Baptiser, or Yahya the Baptiser) was a 1st century Jewish preacher and ascetic regarded as a prophet by four religions: Christianity, Islam, Mandaeanism, and the BahÃ¡'Ã Faith. This is asserted in the Synoptic Gospels, the Qur'an and the BahÃ¡'Ã Writings.
John the Baptist (sometimes called John in the Wilderness) was the subject of at least eight paintings by the Italian Baroque artist Michelangelo Merisi da Caravaggio (1571-1610).