Treasury of Scripture Knowledge
This is [how] the good news about Jesus Christ, the Son of God, began.
But I tell you, Elijah has [already] come, and they did to him what they wanted to, just like it was written about him [in the Scriptures]."
Now it was the fifteenth year of the reign of Tiberius Caesar. Pontius Pilate was governor of Judea, Herod was ruler of Galilee, his brother Philip was ruler of the regions of Ituraea and Trachonitus [Note: These two men were sons of Herod the Great (See Matt. 2:1) and ruled over provinces east of the Jordan River] and Lysanias was ruler of Abilene [Note: This was a province just north of the two previously mentioned ones].
There was a man sent from God whose name was John [the Immerser].
[About then] a dispute arose between John's disciples and a Jew over ceremonial cleansing.