Citation for John the Baptist

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" John the Baptist ." In The Oxford Dictionary of Islam. Ed. John L. Esposito. Oxford Islamic Studies Online. Jan 23, 2021. <http://www.oxfordislamicstudies.com/article/opr/t125/e1209>.

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" John the Baptist ." In The Oxford Dictionary of Islam. , edited by John L. Esposito. Oxford Islamic Studies Online, http://www.oxfordislamicstudies.com/article/opr/t125/e1209 (accessed Jan 23, 2021).

John the Baptist

Arabic Yahya ibn Zakariyya. Son of Zakariyya and Elizabeth . Cousin of Jesus. Born as a blessing from God when his parents were old and barren. As in the Bible, the Quran records God's promise of a son to Zakariyya in response to his prayer for an heir. When Zakariyya asked for a sign, God deprived Zakariyya of speech for three days. The Quran states that John served as a witness to the truth of Jesus' teaching. Described as wise, noble, chaste, a prophet, righteous, devout, and kind to his parents.

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