Treasury of Scripture Knowledge

Summary

But what went ye out for to see? A prophet? yea, I say unto you, and more than a prophet.

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A prophet

Matthew 11:13
For all of the prophets and the law of Moses prophesied [of this kingdom] up until the time of John.
Matthew 14:5
Now Herod wanted to have him put to death, [but hesitated], fearing the crowd, because they considered John to be a prophet.
Matthew 17:12
But I tell you that Elijah has already come, but they [i.e., the Jewish leaders] did not understand who he was, but [instead] did to him what they wanted to. In the same way, the Son of man will also suffer from what the Jews will do."
Matthew 21:24
Jesus answered them, "Let me also ask you a question. If you answer it, then I will tell you by what authority I am doing these things.
Mark 9:11
Then His disciples asked Him, "Why is it, [since you are obviously the Messiah], that the experts in the law of Moses say that Elijah must come first?"
Luke 1:15
For he will be great in the sight of the Lord and he will not drink any wine or intoxicating drinks [Note: This restriction suggests that John may have taken the special vow of consecration making him a "Nazarite"]. And he will be filled with the Holy Spirit from the time he is born.

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Matthew 3:5
[People from] Jerusalem and all over Judea and the region around the Jordan River all went out [to the desert] to [hear] him,