Was John the Baptist and Jesus cousins?

Was Jesus and John the Baptist the same age?

Who was older Jesus or John the Baptist? … Jesus was 6 months younger than John the Baptist. We read about this in the first chapter of the Book of Luke.

What Jesus said about John the Baptist?

Jesus said that John the Baptist was the greatest Prophet. He said that John’s mission had been prophesied in the scriptures. That John was a messenger/His forerunner. John lived in the wilderness.

Did John the Baptist write any books of the Bible?

John the Baptist was a cousin of Jesus Christ. … John of Revelation was one of the 12 disciples of Jesus. He’s the same John who wrote the Gospel of John and the Epistles of 1st John, 2nd John and 3rd John in the New Testament. John the Baptist did not write any books that we know of –and he had his own disciples.

How old was John the Baptist mother when he was born?

In this source we learn that Elizabeth was 88 years old when she gave birth to John: “My father,” says Yahyā (John), “was ninety and nine and my mother eighty and eight years old.

Is John the Baptist and Elijah the same?

If this is what first-century Jews were expecting, John the Baptist could not have been Elijah. He was not the original prophet Elijah reappearing on earth. He was a different human being altogether, born through reproduction to Zechariah and Elizabeth. In that sense John was correct to affirm that he was not Elijah.

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Was John the Baptist a disciple?

Is John the Baptist also a disciple? No. John the Baptist is Jesus’ slightly older relative, son of Zechariah and Elizabeth, who was preaching and baptizing before Jesus came along. John the disciple/Apostle is a son of Zebedee and brother of the apostle James (the greater).