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Bible Quiz: John the Baptist

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1) John the Baptist's mother, Elizabeth, and Jesus' mother, Mary, were close relatives. Elizabeth may have been Mary's cousin or aunt. John was born just a few months before Jesus.

Who was John's father?


John, Sr.



2) When John grew up, he lived in the wilderness around Jerusalem and became a preacher and forerunner of Jesus. He offered the rite of baptism for repentance and proclaimed the coming "kingdom of heaven."

Which famous person was baptized by John?

The apostle Paul



Herod Antipas

3) John was such a powerful personality that many people wondered if he were the Christ. However, John answered, "I baptize you with water. But one more powerful than I will come, the thongs of whose sandals I am not worthy to untie. He will _______.

baptize you with the kingdom of God."

baptize you with the kingdom of heaven."

baptize you with the blood of his righteousness."

baptize you with the Holy Spirit and with fire."

4) The arrest of John marked the beginning of Jesus' ministry and the waning of John's. Which ruler had ordered John's arrest?

Caesar Augustus