Treasury of Scripture Knowledge

Summary

Annas and Caiaphas being the high priests, the word of God came unto John the son of Zacharias in the wilderness.

The word

Bible References

Annas

John 11:49
But a certain member of the Sanhedrin, [named] Caiaphas, who was head priest that year, said to [the rest of] them, "You do not know what you are talking about.
John 18:13
They led Him to Annas first [Note: This man was a former head priest. See Luke 3:2], for he was the father-in-law of Caiaphas, who was head priest that year.
Acts 4:6
[They were]: Annas, the head priest, Caiaphas, John, Alexander, and all the head priest's family [members].

The word

Luke 1:59
And it happened on the eighth day [i.e., since the baby was born] that they came to circumcise the child [i.e., to perform the Jewish rite of identity, signifying the responsibility to observe the law of Moses]. And they [i.e., probably the neighbors and/or relatives of Elizabeth and Zacharias] suggested that they name him Zacharias, after his father.

In

Luke 1:80
So, the child [i.e., John] grew and became strong in [his] spirit and stayed in the desert until the day when he appeared publicly to the Israelites.
Matthew 3:1
In those days, John the Immerser went into the desert of Judea preaching [to Jews], saying,
Matthew 11:7
As the messengers [sent by John. See Luke 7:27] went on their way, Jesus began to talk to the crowds about John. [He said], "What did you expect to see when you went out into the desert? A tall stem swaying in the wind?
Mark 1:3
from Isa. 40:3], "Look, I am sending my messenger on ahead of you. He will prepare the way for you.
John 1:23
He replied, "I am the voice of a man who is calling out in the desert, [urging people to] 'Make the road for the Lord straight,' as Isaiah the prophet said, [Isa. 40:3]."