John the Baptist Testifies About Jesus | The Life Project

Posted by Don Merritt on September 23, 2016

John 1:19-34

Many scholars consider this section to be a second introduction to John’s Gospel, bringing the first section of a Heavenly view down to an earthly witness of the one sent to prepare the Messiah’s path.  John the Baptist is the first witness of Jesus as the Christ, and his is the first testimony recorded.  Witness or testimony is the clear theme of this passage, and in doing so, the Baptist has made a clear link between the Old Testament prophets and the appearance of Jesus on the scene; this is a theological foundation to Jesus’ later claims on this subject.

Verse 19 refers to “Jews of Jerusalem”, “priests” and “Levites”.[ Those]

 

Source: John the Baptist Testifies About Jesus | The Life Project


The Life Project. 2016. John the Baptist Testifies About Jesus | The Life Project. [ONLINE] Available at:https://lifereference.wordpress.com/2016/09/23/john-the-baptist-testifies-about-jesus-2/. [Accessed 26 September 2016].

 

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