John the Baptist was a Jewish itinerant preacher in the early first century AD. John is revered as a prophet in Christianity. John did not baptize and because of that a bunch Pharisees and the lawyers rejected God's purpose for themselves.

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John the Baptist was a Jewish itinerant preacher in the early first century AD. John is revered as a major religious figure in Christianity, Islam, the Bahá'í Faith, and Mandaeism. He is called a prophet by all of these traditions, and is honored as a saint in many Christian traditions. Other titles for John include John the Forerunner in Eastern Christianity and "the prophet John" (Yaḥyā) in Islam. To clarify the meaning of "Baptist", he is sometimes alternatively called John the Baptizer.

He is also believed to have baptize Jesus. His birth was foretold by the Archangel Gabriel.

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