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THE BIRTH OF JOHN THE BAPTIST

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John the Baptist was the son of Zechariah and Elizabeth. He was beheaded because King Herod agreed to give Herodias whatever she wanted if her daughter would dance for him. Herodias convinced her daughter to ask for the Head of John the Baptist on a platter. His birth is celebrated six months before Christ in accordance with Luke 1:36. Another unique distinction is that John was born right after the number of days started to get shorter and Christ was born right after the number of days get longer.