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date: 18 May 2022

John the Baptist, 

Source:
The Oxford Dictionary of Byzantium
Author(s):
Johannes IrmscherJohannes Irmscher, Alexander KazhdanAlexander Kazhdan, Robert F. TaftRobert F. Taft, Annemarie Weyl CarrAnnemarie Weyl Carr

precursor (rodromos) of Christ, the son of Zacharias and Elizabeth, a relative of the Virgin Mary. Three episodes of his life were held to have a special significance: the appearance of an angel predicting John's birth, his baptism of ... ...

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