The Advent of John the Baptist

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There have been quite a number of interesting posts about John the Baptist over recent months, and given my interest in the historical figure of John, I’ve been making a note of them, with the intention of returning to them when time permitted, or when it seemed a particularly appropriate time to write about John. And since John is the focus of attention during Advent, viewed as the voice crying in the wilderness preparing the way of the Lord whose birth will be celebrated on December 25th, this time of year makes it natural to mention them. I’ve continued to work slowly but surely on the John the Baptist book, although the appearance of the major prompt to this new project, the published edition of the Mandaean Book of John that I worked on with Charles Haberl over the past several years, is still facing some delays. It is available for pre-order, and hopefully production will be able to begin soon. It is challenging to produce an edition of a text in a script that is not widely used, for which we had to have a font created especially for the project! But when you read it, I...
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