John the Baptist Announcing the Messiah.
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Title:John the Baptist Announcing the Messiah
Notes:"John spoke like the prophets of old, saying that the people must turn from their sin to avoid punishment and turn to God to experience his mercy and approval. this is a message for all times and places, but John spoke it with particular urgency -- he was preparing the people of the coming Messiah. Important Roman officials of this day were always preceded by an announcer or herald. When the herald arrived in town, the people knew that someone of prominence would soon arrive and they would be called to assemble. Because Mark's audience was comprised of primarily Roman Christians, he began his book with John the Baptist, whose mission was to announce the coming of Jesus, the most important man who ever lived." (Barton, 138)
Date:mid 12th century
Building:Cappella Palatina di Palermo

Scripture:Luke 3:15-17, 21-22
John 1:19-28
Mark 1:4-11
Person as Subject:John, the Baptist
Lectionary links:BNatv02
ICONCLASS Number:73C111

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Attribution:John the Baptist Announcing the Messiah, from Art in the Christian Tradition, a project of the Vanderbilt Divinity Library, Nashville, TN. [retrieved October 26, 2016].
Record Number:46083 Last Updated: 2013-10-29 14:13:13 Record Created: 2006-06-23 00:00:00
Institution:Vanderbilt University Unit: Collection: Art in the Christian Tradition

Bibliographic Source:Life Application New Testament Commentary
Author:Barton, Bruce B.