Jesus’ Story: II.A.8. Birth of John the Baptist

I. Introductory Texts
II. Birth & Childhood

A. Birth

4. The Birth of John the Baptist Foretold
5. The Birth of Jesus Foretold
6. Mary visits Elizabeth
7. Mary’s Song of Praise
8. The Birth of John the Baptist
9. Zechariah’s Prophecy
10. The Birth of Jesus
11. Shepherd’s visit Jesus
12. Jesus is Circumcised
13. Jesus is Presented in the Temple
14. The Prophecy of Simeon
15. The Prophecy of Anna
16. The Visit of the Wise Men
17. The Escape to Egypt
18. The Return to Nazareth

B. Childhood

III. Baptism & pre-Ministry
IV. The 1st visit to Jerusalem (Passover 1)
V. The 2nd visit to Jerusalem (Passover 2?)
VI. The Last visit to Jerusalem (Passion, Resurrection, & Ascension)
VII. Closing Texts
VIII. Post Gospel Accounts

Luke 1:57-66

57 When it was time for Elizabeth’s baby to be born, she gave birth to a son. 58 And when her neighbors and relatives heard that the Lord had been very merciful to her, everyone rejoiced with her.

59 When the baby was eight days old, they all came for the circumcision ceremony. They wanted to name him Zechariah, after his father. 60 But Elizabeth said, “No! His name is John!”

61 “What?” they exclaimed. “There is no one in all your family by that name.” 62 So they used gestures to ask the baby’s father what he wanted to name him. 63 He motioned for a writing tablet, and to everyone’s surprise he wrote, “His name is John.” 64 Instantly Zechariah could speak again, and he began praising God.

65 Awe fell upon the whole neighborhood, and the news of what had happened spread throughout the Judean hills. 66 Everyone who heard about it reflected on these events and asked, “What will this child turn out to be?” For the hand of the Lord was surely upon him in a special way.

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