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John the Baptist


I was moved by Rodin’s sculpture of Saint John the Baptist.
  New Testament:  a preacher and hermit and forerunner of Jesus (whom he baptized); beheaded by Herod at the request of Salome
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  • I was moved by Rodin’s sculpture of Saint John the Baptist.
  • He told me he met John the Baptist!
    Todd Burpo  --  Heaven Is for Real
  • Could John the Baptist have suffered such deprivation?
    William Styron  --  Sophie’s Choice
  • There was a small stained-glass window set high in the wall at the side of the sanctuary, a crude rendering of John the Baptist in his bearskin.
    Diana Gabaldon  --  Outlander

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  • The wide circumference of an elaborate ruff, beneath his grey beard, in the antiquated fashion of King James’s reign, caused his head to look not a little like that of John the Baptist in a charger.
    Nathaniel Hawthorne  --  The Scarlet Letter
  • The canvas started to bulge in the middle, the fragile outlines of the Virgin Mary, Baby Jesus, and John the Baptist beginning to distort.
    Dan Brown  --  The Da Vinci Code
  • [1] The florin which bore on the obverse the figure of John the Baptist, the protecting saint of Florence.
    Dante Alighieri  --  Dante’s Inferno
  • Better thumped than crisped, as he believed John the Baptist had once said.
    Stephen King  --  Misery
  • A sign told me it was St. John the Baptist Catholic Church, one of the oldest in New Orleans.
    John Howard Griffin  --  Black Like Me
  • What was it the guy on the Common had said the other day, his chin resting on the Volkswagen like some grotesque John the Baptist?
    Robert Cormier  --  The Chocolate War

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  • It was hard to tear your eyes away from the panel that illustrated the beheading of John the Baptist.
    Sarah Dessen  --  This Lullaby
  • This same gesture appears in three of Leonardo da Vinci’s most famous encoded masterpieces—The Last Supper, Adoration of the Magi, and Saint John the Baptist.
    Dan Brown  --  The Lost Symbol
  • Although we sometimes both show up on Sundays at the same local pew and pulpit Bible church (the 55th Independent Assembly of Saint John the Baptist, we like to call it), you can tell that he is not too comfortable there.
    William P. Young  --  The Shack
  • I don’t want to hear about the tiger in the corner or the Angel of Death or the phone calls from John the Baptist.
    Susanna Kaysen  --  Girl Interrupted
  • When there’s no answer, he opens one eye to a squint and asks if John the Baptist is home.
    Chris Crutcher  --  Staying Fat for Sarah Byrnes
  • He was a John the Baptist who took ennoblement rather than repentance for his text.
    Thomas Hardy  --  The Return of the Native
  • 13) not Peter onely, "Who men said he was;" and they answered, that "some said he was John the Baptist, some Elias, and others Jeremias, or one of the Prophets:" Then (ver.
    Thomas Hobbes  --  Leviathan
  • And the moment that the preacher threw him down, crying out the words of John the Baptist, Gabriel began to kick and sputter, nearly throwing the preacher off balance; and though at first they thought that it was the power of the Lord that worked in him, they realized as he rose, still kicking and with his eyes tightly shut, that it was only fury, and too much water in his nose.
    James Baldwin  --  Go Tell It on the Mountain
  • Now to Almighty God, to the Blessed Mary ever Virgin, to the blessed John the Baptist, the holy apostles Peter and Paul, to the blessed martyr Denys, and to all the Saints, I commend my cause and that of the Church.
    T.S. Eliot  --  Murder in the Cathedral
  • Just like John the Baptist saw a man and knew, right away, that he was looking at God; just like the wise men came upon a baby and knew He was our Savior …. every day I held what looked like crackers and wine but actually was Jesus.
    Jodi Picoult  --  Change of Heart
  • …of goats, of red-haired people, and black cats, and she regarded crickets and dogs as unclean beasts; she never ate veal, doves, crayfishes, cheese, asparagus, artichokes, hares, nor water-melons, because a cut water-melon suggested the head of John the Baptist, and of oysters she could not speak without a shudder; she was fond of eating—and fasted rigidly; she slept ten hours out of the twenty-four—and never went to bed at all if Vassily Ivanovitch had so much as a headache; she had…
    Ivan Turgenev  --  Fathers and Sons
  • So much the better, since there are in the chapel of Saints Féréol and Ferrution two statues, the one of John the Baptist, the other of Saint-Antoine, of solid gold, weighing together seven marks of gold and fifteen estellins; and the pedestals are of silver-gilt, of seventeen marks, five ounces.
    Victor Hugo  --  The Hunchback of Notre Dame
  • That could try the patience of John the Baptist, to say nothing of Barabbas.
    Robert Ludlum  --  The Bourne Ultimatum
  • They had me dressed up like a little St. John the Baptist.
    Eudora Welty  --  The Collected Stories of Eudora Welty
  • She took the leg of mutton and held it high above her, as though it were the head of John the Baptist on a platter; and, the cigarette still in her mouth, advanced with solemn, hieratic steps.
    W. Somerset Maugham  --  Of Human Bondage
  • His likeness appeared in anonymous leaflets, drawn in the cartoon style of the ancient Ethiopic icon painters, with an abundance of yellow, green, and red; they depicted a black Christ flanked by a black John the Baptist, and our own General Mebratu.
    Abraham Verghese  --  Cutting for Stone
  • The bizarre scene Da Vinci had painted included an awkwardly posed Virgin Mary sitting with Baby Jesus, John the Baptist, and the Angel Uriel on a perilous outcropping of rocks.
    Dan Brown  --  The Da Vinci Code
  • Opposite Mary sat Uriel, also with an infant, presumably baby John the Baptist.
    Dan Brown  --  The Da Vinci Code
  • The nuns gave Leonardo specific dimensions, and the desired theme for the painting—the Virgin Mary, baby John the Baptist, Uriel, and Baby Jesus sheltering in a cave.
    Dan Brown  --  The Da Vinci Code
  • John the Baptist is "nice"?!
    Todd Burpo  --  Heaven Is for Real
  • I thought through what he had said so far …. John the Baptist, Jesus and his clothes, rainbows, horses.
    Todd Burpo  --  Heaven Is for Real
  • Just as I was processing the implications of my son’s statement—that he had met John the Baptist—Colton spied a plastic horse among his toys and held it up for me to look at.
    Todd Burpo  --  Heaven Is for Real
  • I remembered the story of John the Baptist and the moment when Gabriel arrived to deliver the news of John the Baptist’s coming birth.
    Todd Burpo  --  Heaven Is for Real
  • I remembered the story of John the Baptist and the moment when Gabriel arrived to deliver the news of John the Baptist’s coming birth.
    Todd Burpo  --  Heaven Is for Real
  • I mean, other than Bible figures like John the Baptist, but I have to admit that I sort of thought of him as …. well, a "character" more than a regular person like you and me.
    Todd Burpo  --  Heaven Is for Real
  • Right over her head, to the left, was John the Baptist’s head being served on a plate.
    Sarah Dessen  --  This Lullaby
  • This rite St. John the Baptist used in the reception of all them that gave their names to the Christ, whom hee preached to bee already come into the world; and our Saviour instituted the same for a Sacrament to be taken by all that beleeved in him.
    Thomas Hobbes  --  Leviathan
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