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Unformatted text preview: Lecture V I The Bi r th and M inistry of John the Baptist Zechariah John the Baptist's father, priest in the Temple Elizabeth mother; promised a son; was past child-bearing years The Bir th of John the Baptist o o Elizabeth was barren H id pregnancy for 5 months The ministry of John the Baptist o o o In f luenced by the Essenes Taught baptism in the wilderness, preached about the Day of the Lord 4 Themes taught o Judgment Ethics Repentance Baptism What baptism means for John Mi kveh r i tual bath Not Christian baptism ...
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- Fall '07