Untangling John the Baptist

I’m working through the second chapter of the dissertation this month. Chapter 4, to be more precise, in terms of order in the to-be-finished work. It involves doing a close reading of all the passages in the gospels that mention or seem to mention John the Baptist. Mark and Matthew went by fairly quickly, thankfully enough, but I can’t explain Luke’s sneaky version of the baptism of Jesus on first glance. I’ll try tomorrow; there are other things to write today.

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