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St. John the Baptist   Listen
St. John the Baptist

(New Testament) a preacher and hermit and forerunner of Jesus (whom he baptized); was beheaded by Herod at the request of Salome.  Synonym: John the Baptist.

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... and many shields bearing traces of rich colour. There is a fine head, and a curiosity in the form of a coffin of an infant, a portion of a cluster of marble columns, and a figure in camelskin and leather girdle representing St. John the Baptist. ...
— Bell's Cathedrals: The Abbey Church of Tewkesbury - with some Account of the Priory Church of Deerhurst Gloucestershire • H. J. L. J. Masse

Words linked to "St. John the Baptist" :   hermit, New Testament, solitudinarian, saint, recluse, solitary, troglodyte

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