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John the Baptist — the Gospels: nearest predecessor of Jesus Christ, who predicted the coming of the Messiah, lived in the desert ascetic, preached and performed sacred bathing / immersion for the remission of sins and repentance of the Jews. John the Baptist — the last Old Testament prophet who discovered the chosen people of Jesus Christ as the Messiah, the Savior.
Other holy name — John the Baptist — emphasizes its mission the baptism of Jesus Christ. Narrative of the life and ministry of John the Baptist found in a number of sources: in the four canonical Gospels, in Acts of the Apostles. Exclusive veneration of John the Baptist in the Christian world influenced the formation of a vast and varied iconography of the saint. First images of John the Baptist appeared in early Christian art in the song "Epiphany". The earliest known images of individual saint — the icon "St. John the Baptist" from the Monastery of St. Catherine in the Sinai.
John the Baptist was beheaded at the request of the Jewish Queen Herodias and her daughter Salome. John's body was buried by his disciples and said to Jesus death (Matthew 14:6-12, Mk. 6:21-29). In memory of these events is set religious festival — The Beheading of St. John the Baptist.