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John’s Imprisonment

John’s Imprisonment

Scholars debate the dates of John the Baptist’s imprisonment and death. It is likely that John began his ministry about a.d. 29 (cf. v1), that he was imprisoned the following year, and that he was beheaded not later than a.d. 32. His entire ministry lasted no more than three years—about one year out of prison and two years in prison. (For details on John’s imprisonment and death by beheading see Matt. 14:1-12Mark 6:14-29Luke 9:7-919-20.) More
Martin, John A. “Luke.” The Bible Knowledge Commentary: An Exposition of the Scriptures. Ed. J. F. Walvoord and R. B. Zuck. Vol. 2. Wheaton, IL: Victor Books, 1985. 212. Print.
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